Rabbi Moses : a documentary catalogue
- Jacob Neusner.
- Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, 2013.
- Physical description
- xiv, 133 p. ; 23 cm.
- Studies in Judaism.
- Neusner, Jacob, 1932-2016
- CONTENTS PREFACE INTRODUCTION
- 1. MOSES IN THE MISHNAH AND ABOT
- 2. MOSES IN THE TOSEFTA
- 3. MOSES IN SIFRA
- 4. MOSES IN SIFRE TO NUMBERS AND SIFRE ZUTTA TO NUMBERS
- 5. MOSES IN SIFRE TO DEUTERONOMY
- 6. MOSES IN MEKHILTA ATTRIBUTED TO R. ISHMAEL
- 7. MOSES IN GENESIS RABBAH
- 8. MOSES IN LEVITICUS RABBAH
- 9. MOSES IN PESIQTA DERAB KAHANA
- 10. MOSES IN ESTHER RABBAH I
- 11. MOSES IN SONG OF SONGS RABBAH
- 12. MOSES IN RUTH RABBAH
- 13. MOSES IN LAMENTATIONS RABBAH
- 14. MOSES IN THE FATHERS ACCORDING TO RABBI NATHAN
- 15. MOSES IN YERUSHALMI BERAKHOT AND ZERAIM
- 16. MOSES IN YERUSHALMI MOED
- 17. MOSES IN YERUSHALMI NASHIM
- 18. MOSES IN YERUSHALMI NEZIQIN
- 19. MOSES IN BAVLI BERAKHOT
- 20. MOSES IN BAVLI MOED
- 21. MOSES IN BAVLI NASHIM
- 22. MOSES IN BAVLI NEZIQIN, BAVLI SANHEDRIN
- 23. MOSES IN BAVLI QODOSHIM AND NIDDAH
- 24. MOSES AS A FIGURE IN THE DOCUMENTARY CATALOGUE.
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This book is an exercise in the systematic recourse to anachronism as a theological-exegetical mode of apologetics. Specifically, Neusner demonstrates the capacity of the Rabbinic sages to read ideas attested in their own day as authoritative testaments to - to them - ancient times. Thus, Scripture was read as integral testimony to the contemporary scene. About a millennium - 750 B.C. E. to 350 C. E. - separates Scripture's prophets from the later sages of the Mishnah and the Talmud. It is quite natural to recognize evidence for differences over a long period of time. Yet Judaism sees itself as a continuum and overcomes difference. The latecomers portray the ancients like themselves. "In our image, after our likeness" captures the current aspiration. The sages accommodated the later documents in their canon by finding the traits of their own time in the record of the remote past. They met the challenges to perfection that the sages brought about. Of what does the process of harmonization consist? To answer that question the author surveys the presentation of the prophets by the rabbis, beginning with Moses. To overcome the gap, Rabbinic sages turn Moses into a sage like themselves. The prophet performs wonders. The sage sets forth reasonable rulings. The conclusion expands on this account of matters to show the categorical solution that the sages adopted for themselves, and that is the happy outcome of the study.
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- Publication date
- Studies in Judaism
- 9780761860914 (pbk.)
- 0761860916 (pbk.)
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