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From Midrash to Rashi to Contemporary Narrative Exegesis (R. Alter, M. Sternberg, et al.): Continuity in Jewish Biblical Reading

Jean-Pierre Sonnet, S.J.

in Friends on the Way

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228119
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236985 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823228119.003.0008

Series: Abrahamic Dialogues

From Midrash to Rashi to Contemporary Narrative Exegesis (R. Alter, M. Sternberg, et al.): Continuity in Jewish Biblical Reading

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This chapter discusses continuity in Jewish biblical reading. Most biblical interpretations and literature are influenced by the works of Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig, particularly the way biblical narrative associates a set of catchwords to the unfolding of the plot. One such example is The King Through Ironic Eyes: Biblical Narrative and the Literary Reading Process by Menakhem Perry and Meir Sternberg, which stirred up protest but engaged biblical exegesis in a new chapter of its history. This literature is a verse-by-verse analysis of the story of David and Bathsheba in the book of Samuel.

Keywords: Jewish biblical reading; biblical interpretations; exegesis; Martin Buber; Franz Rosenzweig; Menakhem Perry; Meir Sternberg

Chapter.  5571 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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