Aggadic Transformations of Non‐Legal Pentateuchal Traditions

Michael Fishbane

in Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Published in print December 1988 | ISBN: 9780198266990
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600593 | DOI:

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Aggadic Transformations of Non‐Legal Pentateuchal Traditions

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Takes up the topic of the aggadic transformation of non‐legal pentateuchal traditions. In this category are such matters as the theological treatment of topics in the Genesis narratives (e.g. the notion of the divine image of mankind; or later reflections on perceived mythic features); the manna tradition; the priestly blessing; and the varieties of reuse of the formulary of divine attributes in the diverse genres of Scripture. Also taken up is the topic of typologies, and various sub‐types are dealt with (e.g. typologies of a cosmological–historical nature; of a spatial nature; and of a biographical nature). By this means, the broad range of analogies and correlations drawn by early and later tradition are considered—both explicit and implicit.

Keywords: analogy; attribute formulary; correlation; divine attributes; exegetical correlations; exemplars; new exodus; retribution; typology

Chapter.  30953 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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