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Jewish Interpretation of the Bible

Jonathan Magonet

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780199237777
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199237777.003.0042

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Jewish Interpretation of the Bible

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This article discusses Jewish interpretation of the Bible. It begins with a brief historical overview that will help establish the framework for the forms of Jewish interpretation that emerged. It then covers the approach of Midrash, medieval Jewish exegesis, the Wissenschaft movement of the nineteenth century, and the renewed Jewish scholarly interest in the Hebrew Bible in the twentieth century.

Keywords: Jews; biblical interpretation; biblical scholarship; Hebrew Bible; bible study

Article.  9553 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Judaism and Jewish Studies ; Religious Studies ; Philosophy of Religion

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