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The Bible in Judaism

Philip Alexander

in The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780198601180
Published online April 2009 |
 The Bible in Judaism

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This chapter discusses the study and use of the Bible in Judaism. Topics covered include the centrality of the Bible in Judaism, the emergence of rabbinic Judaism; Jewish Bible study in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early modern period; and the Jewish Enlightenment.

Keywords: scripture; Jews; rabbinism; Midrashim; Mishnah; Jewish Bible commentary

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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