The Garments of Torah: Essays In Biblical Hermeneutics

Paperback | September 22, 1992

byMichael Fishbane

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"In this almost painfully beautiful book... Fishbane... explores the question of the kind of canon, privileged status, or Logos, the Torah actually has for the post-modern Western Jew. " -Theology Today

"A book well worth reading." -The Jerusalem Post

"This wonderful volume documents the intellectual and spiritual odyssey of one of North America's foremost Jewish biblical scholars." -Shofar

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"In this almost painfully beautiful book... Fishbane... explores the question of the kind of canon, privileged status, or Logos, the Torah actually has for the post-modern Western Jew. " -Theology Today"A book well worth reading." -The Jerusalem Post"This wonderful volume documents the intellectual and spiritual odyssey of one of North...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:September 22, 1992Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253207525

ISBN - 13:9780253207524

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Table of Contents

Preface

I. THE HERMENEUTICS OF SCRIPTURE IN FORMATION

1. Inner-Biblical Exegesis: Types and Strategies of Interpretation in Ancient Israel
2. Extra-Biblical Exegesis: The Sense of Not Reading in Rabbinic Midrash
3. The Garments of Torah-Or, to What May Scripture Be Compared?

II. SCRIPTURAL HERMENEUTICS AND THE FORMS OF CULTURE

4. Israel and the Mothers
5. From Scribalism to Rabbinism: Perspectiveson the Emergence of Classical Judaism

III. HERMENEUTICS, SCRIPTURE, AND THE PRESENT HOUR

6. The Biblical Dialogue of Martin Buber
7. Martin Buber's Moses
8. Speech and Scripture: The Grammatical Thinking and Theology of Franz Rosenzweig
9. The Teacher and the Hermeneutical Task: A Reinterpretation of Medieval Exegesis
Conclusion: The Notion of a Sacred Text

Notes
Index