Order In the Bible. The Arrangement of the Torah in Rabbinic and Medieval Jewish Commentary (Hebrew) (Hebrew Edition) by Isaac Gottlieb
Order In the Bible. The Arrangement of the Torah in Rabbinic and Medieval Jewish Commentary (Hebrew) (Hebrew Edition)
Author: Isaac Gottlieb
Title: Order In the Bible. The Arrangement of the Torah in Rabbinic and Medieval Jewish Commentary (Hebrew) (Hebrew Edition)
ISBN10: 9654933934
ISBN13: 978-9654933933
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Publisher: The Hebrew University Magnes Press (March 1, 2009)
Language: Hebrew
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Category: Religion & Spirituality
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Order In the Bible: The Arrangement of the Torah in Rabbinic and Medieval Jewish Commentary examines ideas about biblical order in the commentaries of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, and Nahmanides against the background of the Midrashic tradition. On the face of it, the arrangement of portions in the Torah is chronological, but close examination reveals more than a few discrepancies. The Midrash sometimes responded by saying that "There is no earlier and later in the Torah" (en muqdam ume'uhar ba-Torah)-- the order of the Torah is not always chronological. This response left the reader facing unexplained juxtapositions of chapters and verses. In some of the cases, the sages asked, lama nismekha, Why were these two portions juxtaposed? Usually, they sought to connect the unconnected stories and verses in the midrashic fashion, by adding to the events of the stories or by taking the second unit as the outcome of the first and deriving therefrom some moral teaching. Occasionally though, we find an attempt to answer the question of juxtaposition in terms that might be considered closer to the peshat method of explication. Moving in the direction of the peshat, medieval Jewish exegetes tried to explain biblical arrangement of both narratives and law based on thematic, associative, or literary links. Their attempts resulted in new ideas about the ordering of the Torah. The Hebrew titlle is Yesh Sod Lamikra. This book contains hundreds of references to juxtaposition and non-chronological arrangements cited in the writings of the above commentators. These examples are put into the framework of each commentator's general approach to interpretation and his particular sense of biblical order.