The Garments of Torah

The Garments of Torah

Essays in Biblical Hermeneutics
Michael Fishbane
Distribution: World
Publication date: 9/1/1992
Format: paper 0 pages
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-253-20752-4
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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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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