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Midrash as Literature: The Primacy of Documentary Discourse

By Jacob Neusner / Wipf & Stock / 2003

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Overview

In this book, Jacob Neusner conducts a debate with James Kugel about the definition and character of midrash, a particular literary genre within Judaism. The issues of the debate transcend the narrow framework of Judaic religious writing, for at the heart of matters is a much-vexed question. It is whether, and to what extent, one should read and interpret a work of literature initially within a particular social and historical context.

Product Details

  • Title: Midrash as Literature: The Primacy of Documentary Discourse
  • Author: Neusner, Jacob
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2003