Item description for The Classic Midrash: Tannaitic Commentaries on the Bible (Classics of Western Spirituality) by Reuven Hammer & Judah Goldin...
Overview Midrash is exegesis, explanation of a biblical text and commentary on it. In this latest volume in the Classics of Western Spirituality series, Reuven Hammer brings a selection of these "God-intoxicated texts" of the early rabbinic masters, the Tannaim, to a wider public and accompanies them with explanations and commentary on their theological, literary, and historical importance.
Publishers Description The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted
In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.
The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable. The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons". -- The Christian Century
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.02" Height: 1.44" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 4, 2004
Publisher Paulist Press
Series Classics of Western Spirituality
ISBN 0809135035 ISBN13 9780809135035
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More About Reuven Hammer & Judah Goldin
Rabbi Reuven Hammer is the former director and dean of the Jerusalem branch of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), where he served as a professor of Rabbinic literature. He holds a Doctor of Humane Letters from JTS and a PhD from Northwestern University and was also the founding director of the Seminary of Jewish Studies. He is the author or editor of many books, including Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide to the History, Prayers, and Themes (JPS, 2005) and Sifre: A Taanaitic Commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy, both of which are National Jewish Book Award winners.
Reuven Hammer has published or released items in the following series...