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Midrash UnboundTransformations and Innovations$
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Michael A. Fishbane and Joanna Weinberg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781904113713

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.001.0001

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Unwashed Hands

Unwashed Hands

A Midrashic Controversy in the Gospel of Matthew

Chapter:
(p.41) Three Unwashed Hands
Source:
Midrash Unbound
Author(s):

Piet Van Boxel

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.003.0004

This chapter talks about the reception of materials on Midrash and Targum. It discusses the rhetorical uses of the materials beyond the synagogue that are a matter of much cultural and historical significance. Accounts of the infiltration and penetration of midrashic forms and content into a host of New Testament texts attest to the ongoing and conditioning power of Midrash, as well as its capacity to undergird transformed legal and theological content. The chapter looks at fascinating instances where the recognition of midrashic argumentation and practice clarifies the New Testament source itself and even provides a witness to rabbinic topics before their midrashic redaction. It reviews the essence of Midrash and its all-inclusive definition that midrash springs from Scripture and is re-anchored in Scripture.

Keywords:   Midrash, Targum, synagogue, midrashic forms, New Testament, midrashic argumentation, Scripture

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