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Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

Michael A. Fishbane and Joanna Weinberg


Midrash is arguably the most ancient genre of Jewish literature, forming a voluminous body of scriptural exegesis over the course of centuries. There is hardly anything in the ancient rabbinic universe that was not taught through this medium. The diversity and development of that creative profusion are presented here in a new light. This book covers a broad range of texts, from late antiquity to the modern period and from all the centres of literary creativity, including non-rabbinic and non-Jewish literature, so that the full extent of the modes and transformations of Midrash can be fully app ... More

Keywords: Midrash, Jewish literature, Jewish culture, scriptural exegesis, non-rabbinic literature, non-Jewish literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113713
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael A. Fishbane, editor

Joanna Weinberg, editor

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