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  1. Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction
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What do Jews think scripture is? How do the People of the Book conceive of the Book of Books? In what ways is it authoritative? Who has the right to interpret it? Is it divinely or humanly written? And have Jews always thought about the Bible in the same way?
 
In seventeen cohesive and rigorously researched essays, this volume traces the way some of the most important Jewish thinkers throughout history have addressed these questions from the rabbinic era through the medieval Islamic world to modern Jewish scholarship. They address why different Jewish thinkers, writers, and communities have turned to the Bible—and what they expect to get from it. Ultimately, argues editor Benjamin D. Sommer, in understanding the ways Jews construct scripture, we begin to understand the ways Jews construct themselves.

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Country
USA
Author
Benjamin D. Sommer
Binding
Kindle Edition
EISBN
9780814724606
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
NYU Press
Manufacturer
NYU Press
NumberOfPages
345
PublicationDate
2012-10-29
Publisher
NYU Press
ReleaseDate
2012-10-29
Studio
NYU Press
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