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The Classic Midrash: Tannaitic Commentaries on the Bible (Classics of Western Spirituality) [Paperback]

By Reuven Hammer (Author) & Judah Goldin (Foreword by)
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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.

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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
Pages   576
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.99" Width: 6.02" Height: 1.44"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 4, 2004
Publisher   Paulist Press
Series  Classics of Western Spirituality  
ISBN  0809135035  
ISBN13  9780809135035  


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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.




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classic Midrash Tannaitic Commentaries  Jun 28, 2006
A good resource book for a Jewish library in the home
 

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