The Garments of Torah

9780253207524: Paperback
Release Date: 22nd September 1992

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 156

Series Indiana Studies in Biblical Literature

Indiana University Press

The Garments of Torah

Essays in Biblical Hermeneutics

Paperback / £15.99

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

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