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dc.contributor.authorSteiner, Richard
dc.contributor.editorCogan, Mordechai
dc.contributor.editorEichler, Barry L.
dc.contributor.editorTigay, Jeffrey H.
dc.identifier.citationSteiner, R. (1997). The 'Aramean' of Deuteronomy 26:5: Peshat and Derash. In M. Cogan, B. L. Eichler, & J. H. Tigay (Eds.), Tehillah le-Moshe: Biblical and Judaic Studies in Honor of Moshe Greenberg (pp. 127-138). Eisenbrauns.en_US
dc.descriptionScholarly chapteren_US
dc.description.abstract“The ideal reader treats the book as full of significance. . . . Ultimately, the holistic interpreter is animated by a respect for his cultural heritage that takes the form of a prejudice in favor of the ancient biblical author-editors and their transmitters. He requires more than a theoretical cause before discounting and disintegrating their products.” 1 These are among the many methodological principles Moshe Greenberg attempted to impart to me as a student. May the Holy- One-Blessed-Be-He account it to him as if he had been successful. The words ארמי אבד אבי at the beginning of the declaration of the ̃first fruits (Deut 26:5) have puzzled exegetes since ancient times. Who is the ארמי ‘Aramean’, and who is אבי ‘my father’? What is the meaning of אבד ? What is the subject and what is the predicate of the clause? How is it connected to the clauses that follow it: “He went down to Egypt and sojourned there with meager numbers, but there he became a great, mighty, and populous nation”en_US
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dc.subjectDeuteronomy 26:5en_US
dc.titleThe ‘Aramean’ of Deuteronomy 26:5: Peshat and Derashen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
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