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Reading Scripture with the Rabbis

The Five Books of Moses (Studies in Judaism)

by Jacob Neusner

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  • 1 Currently reading

Published by University Press of America .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Books of the Old Testament,
  • Judaism,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Judaism,
  • Judaism - Sacred Writings,
  • Religion / Judaism / General,
  • Jewish Studies,
  • Judaism - General,
  • History and criticism,
  • Midrash

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages162
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8028125M
    ISBN 100761835946
    ISBN 109780761835943

    When this happened, its authoritative nature was rejected by the Jewish community. Genesis Rabbah shows how the rabbis found in the book of Genesis lessons of history realized in their own times. Do you have a special lectern for Bible reading? Knopf,p. Perhaps they felt it unwise to promote a text that heralded the successful outcome of a Jewish revolt.

    And they withdrew from him and returned to their own land. In this way, I hope to encourage all serious readers of the Book of Mormon to similarly find more meaning in it, by reading it closely, in levels, with others. Do you have a special lectern for Bible reading? My book just twists the door knob. While it is impossible to answer this question with any certainty because no contemporaneous historian mentioned Jesus, it is possible that he was one of hundreds—perhaps thousands—of obscure, itinerant preachers during the first century who came from the backwoods of the Galilee, wound up on the wrong side of the law, and was summarily executed by the empire. Would you like to change anything about how your church chooses, trains, and gives feedback to those who read the Bible aloud during worship?

    Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. When we approach it, we do well to bring all of our critical reading skills, sharply honed. The second to last verse of the Book of Ecclesiastes, however, reminds all that adhering to G-d and G-d's mitzvot "commandments" in Hebrew, as in commandments from G-d are the only worthwhile goals in life. If you have no training, then your constant attempts at eye contact send the message 'this person thinks she needs to look up a lot while reading,' " Schmit says. The man who acts presumptuously by not obeying the priest who stands to minister there before the Lord your God, or the judge, that man shall die. How do they view their fellow characters?


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Reading Scripture with the Rabbis book

This is significant because ever since the Holocaust, most mainstream Christian churches have attempted to purge themselves of anti-Jewish, supersessionist ideas, which could have contributed to this catastrophe.

And they went forward, striking the Moabites as they went. Separated from these first rabbis by great distances in time and space, Nephi, Mormon, and the other Book of Mormon writers knew no more about rabbinic thought than did Moses, Isaiah, or Ezra.

I also hope to help these readers appreciate the close connection the Book of Mormon has with the Hebrew Scriptures—not just in how the two are studied but in the way the issues, ideas, characters, and plots resonate with each other and support and enhance each other.

Even difficult passages from Ezekiel or Revelation can function "in our minds in ways akin to how operating system files set up Reading Scripture with the Rabbis book take control of a computer," he says. As I mention in the book, I hope readers will use these tools and techniques to eclipse my own insides.

In interacting with this missionary, and with others like him, it is as if we are operating with two different sets of language and do not share a common vocabulary and reference points to have a meaningful conversation. Putting aside for this blog post the assumptions that motivate a person behind the act of proselytizingI found fascinating his use of quotes from Tanakh to justify his theological position.

Jews are an extremely intellectually diverse people, especially when it comes to how they approach scripture. Q: What do you hope will come of this book?

It was a wonderful opportunity to interact with a wide spectrum of people from the Chicagoland Jewish community. During that time, does he question his decision? An example of the power of reading the text flattened: The Hebrew Bible mentions multiple times the need to uphold the rights of the immigrant in your midst ExodusDeuteronomyEzekiel as just a few examples.

Without doubt, the spiritual growth and development I have seen in people has gone hand in hand with biblical reading and contemplation," he says. Based on this verse, the Talmudic rabbis applied the words "seven days" to the seven days of Sukkot, and the subsequent reference to "eight", to the eighth day of Shemini Atzeret.

Unfortunately, because so few seminaries offer instruction in how to read Scripture in worship, pastors and churches give this task short shrift. Today there is a renewed interest in these books within the Jewish community. Each Midrash-compilation takes up a book of Scripture and systematically expounds the message that the Rabbis derive from that particular book.

Brown demonstrated what happens when God's word is alive in a person. These books include within them the earliest references to the story of Hanukkah and the rededication of the Temple, in addition to the famous story of the mother and her seven sons.

A: To some degree, certainly. Consequently, not only are their interpretations of scripture studied by rabbinic Jews but so is how they arrived at those interpretations. Conservative Jews tend to consider the biblical books as inspired by God but not necessarily wholly divine.

My view of such things expanded greatly when I went to graduate school and studied English Literature with Richard D.

If it is, then we must see Uriah—and David—in a very different light. Are they just plain stubborn? Rabbi Tovia Singer on Isaiah 53 Part 1. So your family easily absorbs the Bible into memory, you might keep a flip-over Bible verse calendar in the kitchen or bathroom.

The answer to this question is simple as well: the messiah is never mentioned in Isaiah Prior to the advent of Christianity, there was not a single prediction by anyone that the messiah would be executed for the sins of mankind.John Wesley on the Formative Reading of Scripture.

John Wesley, the principal founder of the Methodist movement in the eighteenth-century, was deeply concerned about the process of shaping individuals into the image of Christ.

An integral part of his spiritual development process was the formative reading of. My current book manuscript just on Genesis chapter 1 is at pages, so the detail is forthcoming. Today I want to talk about some presuppositions we bring to reading scripture, as background to the issues of the interpretation of Genesis, opposition to evolution and young-earth creationism.

In response to my article Reading Scripture in the Church, Paul Baxter asked what I mean when I state that the “Scriptures must be interpreted in light of new developments in historical, economic, and scientific knowledge.” Good question.

The tradition of reading the Torah out loud in synagogue dates back to the time of atlasbowling.com practice of "completing" the Torah reading with a passage from the Navi, called the haftarah, is mentioned in the atlasbowling.com, the Torah is divided into 54 portions, one to be read each Shabbat, with two portions read together twice during the year.

The reading of the Law in the synagogue can be traced to at least about the 2nd century BCE, when the grandson of Sirach refers to it in his preface as an Egyptian practice.

Torah reading is discussed in the Mishna and Talmud, primarily in tractate Megilla.

Reading the Rabbis

The people responded to the reading of Scripture by wor­shiping the Lord. Verse 8 is the key: "And they [the Levitical instructors] read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading." That's what's involved in interpreting the text.