Jane L. Kanarek's Biblical Narrative and the Formation of Rabbinic Law PDF

By Jane L. Kanarek

This ebook offers a brand new framework for knowing the connection among biblical narrative and rabbinic legislation. Drawing on felony conception and versions of rabbinic exegesis, Jane L. Kanarek argues for the centrality of biblical narrative within the formation of rabbinic legislation. via shut readings of chosen Talmudic and midrashic texts, Kanarek demonstrates that rabbinic criminal readings of narrative scripture are most sensible understood during the framework of a referential exegetical internet. She exhibits that legislation might be considered as either prescriptive of normative habit and as a meaning-making company. via explicating the hermeneutical approaches by which biblical narratives develop into assets for criminal norms, this booklet transforms our figuring out of the connection of legislation and narrative in addition to the ways that scripture turns into a rabbinic rfile that conveys felony authority and meaning.

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