By Michael Fishbane
This can be a accomplished research of delusion within the Hebrew Bible and fable and mythmaking in classical rabbinic literature (Midrash and Talmud) and within the classical paintings of medieval Jewish mysticism (the booklet of Zohar). Michael Fishbane presents an in depth examine of the texts and theologies concerned and the significant position of exegesis within the improvement and transformation of the topic. Taken up are problems with fantasy and monotheism, delusion and culture, and fantasy and language. The presence and power of fable in successive cultural stages is handled, emphasizing convinced paradigmatic acts of God and lines of the divine personality.
In sum, this quantity offers shut and cautious examinations of a wealthy number of texts, considerate summaries of what should be concludedwith regard to every form of literature, leading edge appendices, and a couple of exact indexes. the writer combines a large wisdom of non secular phenomenology, the speculation of delusion, and the classical and Christian traditions with a really expert, masterly, and certain knowing of biblical, rabbinic, and kabbalistic texts and traditions. He provides the reader with an unlimited quantity of textual content to take in and an in depth variety of interpretations and conclusions on which to mirror. Stefan C Reif, The magazine of Theological reviews Fishbane is a kind of students top certified to take on a subject matter that covers approximately thousand years of religous and literary historical past and he doesn't right here shirk any elements of the indomitable problem that any such activity represents...a paintings of sound and good scholarship. Its interpretations and conclusions will lengthy stay the topic of a lot discussion...truly impressive and highly very important piece of analysis. Stfan C Reif, The magazine of Theological experiences a complete study...a paintings of significant value for biblical and jewish experiences. Peter Hayman, The Expository instances
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Harvard University Press, 1985), 53-65. For reflections on the use of this hermeneutical instrument with respect to biblical and rabbinic legal texts, see Moshe Halbertal, Mahapehot Parshaniyut Be-Hithavutan (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1997), 185-93. Introduction 19 or depict some actual reality, unless there are specific markers or reasons to indicate otherwise. Thus, to anticipate some ensuing discussions, it would be uncharitable to presume that the biblical citation of a divine combat in a given prayer (for example Ps.
77 See the plate and discussion in Henri Frankfort, 'God and Myths on Sargonid Seals', Iraq, i (1934), 8 (and plate ia); the seal was found in the temple. In many other images, however, a dragon or serpent serves the gods in one way or another, or is subservient to them; overall, see E. Douglas Van Buren, The Dragon in Ancient Mesopotamia', Or. 15 (1946), 1-45, and earlier in L. Hcuzcy, 'Dragons sacrcs dc Babylonc ct Icur prototype chaldccn', RA 6 (1906), 95 ff. 12 See the edition and discussion of text A.
D. sb't. ' 4 This scenario is thus contemporaneous with, or slightly earlier than, the great battle portrayed in the Babylonian epic of Enuma elish,'5 where the hero Marduk kills the sea monster Ti'amat, and out of her bisected body forms the upper and lower world. 9 See below. See the extensive evidence adduced by Morton Smith, 'The Common Theology of the Ancient Near East', JBL 71 (1952), 135-47. 77 See the plate and discussion in Henri Frankfort, 'God and Myths on Sargonid Seals', Iraq, i (1934), 8 (and plate ia); the seal was found in the temple.