Sacred Writings

A Rivalry of Genius: Jewish and Christian Biblical by Marc Hirshman

By Marc Hirshman

Compares Rabbinic midrash and Patristic exegesis in overdue antiquity and gives an creation to many of the sorts of Patristic literature. by means of evaluating interpretations of the Hebrew Bible through Jews, Christians, and Gnostics in past due Antiquity, this booklet presents a special viewpoint on those spiritual pursuits in Palestine. Rival interpretations of the early Church and the Midrash are set opposed to the backdrop of the pagan critique of those religions and the gnostic chance that grew inside of either Christianity and Judaism. The comparability of the exegetical works of Christianity and Judaism illuminates the later improvement of the 2 religions and provides clean perception into the Bible itself

Show description

Read Online or Download A Rivalry of Genius: Jewish and Christian Biblical Interpretation in Late Antiquity PDF

Similar sacred writings books

Biblical prophets in Byzantine Palestine: reassessing the Lives of the prophets

The "Lives of the Prophets" is a chain of short biographical sketches of the most important and minor prophets of the Hebrew Bible. more often than not held to be a Jewish rfile from the tip of the interval of the second one Temple, the "Lives" bargains an abundance of geographical, genealogical and narrative aspect which isn't with ease paralleled.

Abraham. The First Historical Biography

The world’s 3 biggest faiths all discover a universal root in a single guy: Abraham. Breaking new floor, David Rosenberg portrays Abraham as a guy whose complete existence, and consequently his legacy, is trained via the Sumerian tradition that produced him. Abraham is an excellent literary excavation of the traditional cultures from which our glossy global has grown.

Translating Buddhist Chinese : problems and prospects

At the 4th and fifth of July 2008, the Institute of Indology and the learn and learn Unit Buddhist chinese language ('Arbeitsgruppe Buddhistisches Chinesisch') of the Johannes Gutenberg college Mainz held a global workshop on "Translating Buddhist chinese language: difficulties and clients. " With attendees and specialists from around the world, the workshop concerned about significant facets of chinese language Buddhist philology, linguistics, background of redactions, and heritage of literature, to be able to speak about ultra-modern country of study, its urgent difficulties, and promising customers.

The Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition: A Reader in Pure Land Teaching (Vol 2)

This moment quantity of passages amassed from the prime priests and lecturers of the natural Land, or Shin, institution of Buddhist educating specializes in non secular perform. Extending from the foundational texts and primary interpreters within the 4th century, to Rennyo within the fifteenth century, Professor Bloom's choices hint the improvement of Shin Buddhist educating from monastic visualization practices to the commonly renowned route to salvation via religion in, and recitation of, the identify of Amida Buddha.

Additional resources for A Rivalry of Genius: Jewish and Christian Biblical Interpretation in Late Antiquity

Sample text

After the Sabbath he brought him up. " The Jew's answer is that the work performed by God during the sabbath is well within the range of labor halakha allows on this day.  Last, we will consider to what extent the "pagan's" arguments overlap those of Justin in the Dialogue.  The language of the source, then, is inconclusive as to whether it reflects a tannaitic account of a conversation that, if it did take place, was probably conducted through a translator or in Greek!  Akiva's final answer invites different readings, to which we now turn.

12 Note the transition between the Mekhilta, "draw the hearts of people," and Rashi, who sees it as appealing to women and to the uneducated.  The study of midrash from this perspective, however, is only just beginning, and I try to further discussion of this question in the following chapters, by way of a comparison with Christian works. ) Midrashic creativity will be found to include suggestions of poetry, some limited vestiges of public sermons, and "exegesis" proper—the trademark of Midrash.

Page 32 The 142 chapters of the book can be divided into four sections: 1.  The "chance" meeting between Justin and Trypho wherein Justin recounts his diverse philosophical encounters, culminating in the revelation of the "old man," who taught him that Christianity is the only true philosophy. 2. Chapters 10–47: Justin "proves" to Trypho, that the laws given to the Jews are not incumbent on Christians. 3. Chapters 48–107: Jesus is the Messiah. 4.  It is essential to begin with a sketch of the characters taking part in the dialogue and their literary roles.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.43 of 5 – based on 21 votes