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Author Mandel, Paul D., 1953- author.

Title The origins of midrash : from teaching to text / by Paul D. Mandel.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Supplements to the journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 180
Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 180.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. Darash and the Jewish leaders of the Second Temple period -- The scribe (sofer) in the Second Temple period -- Doresh ha-torah and midrash torah: Teaching and interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls -- The Pharisees: Exegetes of the laws -- Part 2. Darash and the sages of the early rabbinic period -- The rabbinic sage (ḥakham) and the bet midrash -- Darash and midrash: The occupation of the ḥakham -- From an age of instruction to an age of interpretation -- List of editions of rabbinic texts and Method of citation.
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introducing the Book -- 2. Methodological Considerations -- 3. Plan of the Book -- 1. Toward a Legal-Instructional Model of midrash -- 1. What is midrash-- 2. Textual-Hermeneutical Model of midrash -- 3. Legal-Instructional Model of midrash -- pt. 1 Danish and the Jewish Leaders of the Second Temple Period -- 2. Scribe {safer) in the Second Temple Period -- 1. Scribe as Writing Professional -- 2. Early Mesopotamian Scribe or tupsarru: Accountant and Tallyman -- 3. West-Semitic Scribe or spr: Recorder -- 4. Post-Exilic safer. Ezra as safar data' or Law Interpreter, Instructor and Advisor -- 5. Safar and sofer in Other Texts of the Second Temple Period: Corroborative Evidence -- 6. sofer in Sirach and Other Hebrew Passages of the Second Temple Period -- 7. sofer in a Leadership Role in Jewish Society of the Late Second Temple Period -- 8. Meaning of darash in Late Biblical Hebrew -- 9. Conclusions -- Excursus: The Figure of sofer in the Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition of the Second Temple Period -- 3. Doresh ha-torah and midrash torah: Teaching and Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Midrash ha-torah and doresh ha-torah in the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Texts -- 3. Qumran Community and Instruction in Law -- Appendix 1 Passages Containing the Terms midrash ha-torah and doresh ha-torah in the Dead Sea Scrolls -- Appendix 2 Manuscript Evidence of the Rule of the Community (1QS) and the Text of the Council Rule (1QS VM-IX) -- Appendix 3 Role of the Community Council ('azat ha-yahad) within the Qumran Community -- 4. Pharisees: Exegetes of the Laws -- 1. Pharisees as Exegetes of the Laws: The Evidence from Josephus -- 2. Scholarly View of exegesis as Interpretation of the Biblical Text and its Relation to midrash -- 3. Meaning of εζηγεναι -- 4. Exegesis in Legal Context: the Exegetes of the Eleusinian Mysteries -- 5. Pharisees as Juristic Consultants of the Laws -- 6. Sabbath Convocations and the Reading of Law -- 7. Law and Scriptural Interpretation in the Late Second Temple Period -- 8. Modern Scholarship Regarding Textual Interpretation by the Pharisees -- 9. "Exegete of the Ancient Laws" and doresh ha-torah -- pt. 2 Darash and the Sages of the Early Rabbinic Period -- 5. Rabbinic Sage (hakham) and the bet midrash -- Introduction -- 1. hakham -- 2. talmid hakhamim -- 3. bet midrash -- 4. Transformation of the Function of the bet midrash at the End of the Tannaitic Period -- 5. Conclusions -- Excursus: A Comparison with the Roman Jurist -- Appendix: bitul bet ha-midrash and bitul torah -- 6. Darash and midrash: The Occupation of the hakham -- 1. Does darash Imply Scriptural Interpretation-- 2. Darash in Contexts of Scriptural Exposition -- 3. Darash at the Junction of Law and Text -- 4. Darash and the Exposition of Scriptural Law -- 5. midrash: from Instruction to Interpretation -- 6. Doresh and darshan as nomen agentis -- 7. Midrash and the Schools of Rabbi Ishmael and Rabbi Akiva -- 8. Summary -- Appendix: Insights into Selected Passages -- 7. From an Age of Instruction to an Age of Interpretation -- 1. Jewish Exegesis in Antiquity -- 2. Rabbi Isaac's midrash: "It is Scripture that I Expound" -- 3. Midrash and the Polysemeity of Scripture -- 4. From an Age of Instruction to an Age of Interpretation.
Summary In The Origins of Midrash: From Teaching to Text of Midrash, Paul Mandel presents a comprehensive study of the words darash and midrash from the Bible until the early rabbinic periods (3rd century CE). In contrast to current understandings in which the words are identified with modes of analysis of the biblical text, Mandel claims that they refer to instruction in law and not to an interpretation of text. Mandel traces the use of these words as they are associated with the scribe (sofer), the doresh ha-torah in the Dead Sea scrolls, the exegetes of the laws in the writings of Josephus and the rabbinic sage (akham), showing the development of the uses of midrash as a form of instruction throughout these periods.
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Subject Midrash -- History and criticism.
Midrash -- Language, style.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Mandel, Paul D. 1953- Origins of midrash. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017] 9789004153141 (DLC) 2016055783
ISBN 9789004336889 (electronic bk.)
9004336885 (electronic bk.)
9789004153141 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004336889