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Bible Exegesis

(15,870 words)

Author(s): Mordechai Cohen | Judit Targarona | Daniel Frank | Frank Weigelt
1. Rabbanite Jewish scholarship in Muslim lands was deeply enriched by its absorption of Arabic and Greco-Arabic learning, which included grammar and philology, poetics, hermeneutics, history, science, and philosophy, all of which contributed profoundly to forging substantially new methods of biblical interpretation. While Scripture had long been central in Judaism, earlier interpretation was dominated by creative midrashic ways of rewriting the Bible, which by the Muslim period had been consolida…
Date: 2016-10-21