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dc.contributor.authorCohen, Mordechai Z.
dc.identifier.citationCohen, Mordechai Z. Reproduction of the Text: Traditional Biblical Exegesis in Light of the Literary Theory of Ludwig Strauss,” The Torah U-Madda Journal 17 (2016/7): 1–33.en_US
dc.descriptionScholarly articleen_US
dc.description.abstractAbout sixty years ago, Nehama Leibowitz (1905-1997) penned what would become one of her most fundamental programmatic essays, “How to Read a Chapter of Tanakh.”1 First delivered as a lecture in memory of her mentor Ludwig Strauss (1892-1953), it drew upon his teachings, which emphasized the subjective, singular (“one time”) dimension of reading a literary text in the spirit of what was known in contemporary theory as the New Criticism. During the second half of the twentieth century, a number of Bible scholars applied the New Criticism to open new interpretive vistas that uncover the subtleties of biblical narrative and poetry.2 At first glance, the literary theory applied by Strauss—formulated for the analysis of secular litera-ture—seems inimical to traditional Bible interpretation, which operates under different assumptions about sacred scripture. Yet Nehama (as Leibowitz was affectionately known) argued that her teacher’s literary outlook illuminates the theoretical conceptions underlying the exegeti-cal work of the great Bible commentators of Jewish tradition.3 (from Introduction)en_US
dc.publisherNew York, NY : RIETS, Yeshiva University, c1989-en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTorah U-Madda Journal;
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dc.subjectNechama Leibowitzen_US
dc.subjectparshanut ha-mikraen_US
dc.subjectbiblical interpretationen_US
dc.subjectLudwig Straussen_US
dc.titleReproduction of the Text: Traditional Biblical Exegesis in Light of the Literary Theory of Ludwig Strauss.en_US

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