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|Posté le: Mer 21 Juin - 10:47 (2017) Sujet du message: Our Israelite Heritage: Tales And Maxims From The Midrash,
For too long, we have operated under the assumption that one of our most important religious texts– the Apostolic Writings, more commonly called the New Testament– was written in a cultural vacuum. This “sola scriptura” mantra– that Scripture alone should dictate how Scripture is to be interpreted– has done an extreme disservice to the honest and intelligent study of such texts. The purpose of this work is to present an extensive insight into a volume of Rabbinic literature called the Midrashim, a collection of imaginative interpretations and retellings of Scriptural truths, which spanned several centuries, and to illustrate the relevance of these beautiful Rabbinic teachings to our own faith and holy books.
This work is based exclusively upon a previously published text, Tales and Maxims from the Midrash by Rev. Samuel Rapaport in 1907. I have included his original introduction (given as follows) with very few, minor alterations to the language and formatting. As for the body of the text itself, I have taken creative liberty (while preserving the integrity of Rapaport’s work) to clean up and standardize the language. I have also reformatted the book itself; while Rapaport’s original work contained several topical chapters with excerpts pertaining to specific topics, (such as the Messiah and demonology) I have reintegrated these chapters into the main volume of the work itself, so that this revision is less topical, and more textual. I have also given over 70 annotations with relevant parallels to the New Testament. When it comes to the translation itself, I have done no major revision to Rapaport’s work.
bound: 366 pages
publisher: Torah Driven Life Publications (March 6, 2017)
filesize: 677 KB