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Jewish Studies

Gerhard Langer

Midrasch

[Midrash.]

2016. XI, 368 pages.

utb Jüdische Studien 4675

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Midrash is Jewish scholars' study of the Bible and its result, the eponymous literary genre. But Midrash is also teaching, mediation and preaching. Gerhard Langer examines the phenomenon of Midrash from its beginnings in inner-biblical interpretation up to the present.
Midrash is Jewish scholars' study of the Bible and its result, the eponymous literary genre. But Midrash is also teaching, mediation and preaching. Gerhard Langer examines the phenomenon of Midrash from its beginnings in inner-biblical interpretation up to the present. He thereby reveals the ways and means used by the scholars to make the writings accessible and keep them alive. The author presents the major Midrash works and highlights important topics with many examples. When it comes to the Jewish religion, Midrash is about nothing less than recognizing the ever-valid Word of God, conveying its constantly to be reinterpreted message, and by so doing become close to him.
Authors/Editors

Gerhard Langer Geboren 1960; Studium der Kath. Theologie, Judaistik und Altsemitischen Philologie in Salzburg und Wien; viele Jahre an der Universität Salzburg als Alttestamentler und Judaist, 2004–10 Leiter des interdisziplinären Zentrums für Jüdische Kulturgeschichte; Gastprofessuren in Luzern und Freiburg i. Br.; seit 2010 Professor am Institut für Judaistik in Wien.

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