Biblical Poetry through Medieval Jewish Eyes

Biblical Poetry through Medieval Jewish Eyes

Adele Berlin
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/1/1991
ISBN: 978-0-253-11483-9
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A Selection of the Jewish Book Club
“In all, a clear window onto a neglected area of literary history.” —Literature and Theology

A rich but now-neglected tradition of critical debate by medieval and renaissance Jewish scholars is made available for the first time in English. Works by well-known figures such as Judah Halevi and Moshe ibn Ezra, along with other authors, make up this important group of texts on biblical poetry.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE
NOTE ON THE TRANSLATIONS AND TRANSLITERATIONS
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

PARTI. BIBLICAL POETRY THROUGH MEDIEVAL EYES

1. Introduction
2. Trends in the History of the Study of Biblical Poetry
3. Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Attitudes toward Poetry and the Bible
4. Medieval and Renaissance Views of Biblical Poetry
Notes to Part I

PART II AUTHORS AND TEXTS
Judah ibn Quraysh
Judah Haleve
Moshe ibn Ezra
Solomon ibn Parhon
Samuel ibn Tibbon and Moshe Ibn Tibbon
Quntres Bediqdug Sepat Eber
Shem Tov ibn Falaquera
Joseph ibn Kaspi
Profiat Duran
Moshe ibn Habib
Don Isaac Abravanel
Judah Messer Leon
Yohanan ALlemano
Azariah de’ Rossi
Samuel Archivolti
Abraham Portaleone
Immanuel Frances

Glossary
Bibliography
General Index
Index to Biblical and Rabbinic Passages