Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

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Clarendon Press, Aug 15, 1985 - Religion - 636 pages
This acclaimed book offers the first comprehensive treatment and analysis fo the phenomenon of textual interpretation ion ancient Israel. Fishbane explores the rich tradition of exegesis prior to the development of biblical interpretation in early classical Judaism and the earliest Christian communities, and analyzes four main categories of exegesis: scribal, legal, aggadic, and mantological. The paperback edition has been expanded with new material and appendices.

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