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Study of the Bible

Medieval W. Christendom

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction- Study of the Bible
  2. Images
    1. Hebrew Bible, Fourteenth-Century Southern France or Northern Spain
    2. Hebrew Bible, Fifteenth Century Spain
    3. Hebrew Bible, Late-Fifteenth-Century Spain
    4. Illuminated Page from Thirteenth-Century German Manuscript of Rashi Commentary on Torah
    5. Illuminated Page from Thirteenth-Century German Manuscript of Rashi Commentary on Daniel
    6. Opening Page of Fifteenth-Century Italian Printing of Ramban’s Commentary on Torah
    7. Pages of Fifteenth-Century Italian Printing of Ralbag’s Commentary on Torah
  3. Primary Texts
    1. Introduction of Abraham ibn Ezra to Commentary on the Torah
    2. Commentary of Abraham ibn Ezra to Gen. 22-1-2
    3. Commentary of R. David Kimhi to Gen. 22-1-2
    4. Commentary of R. Solomon ben Isaac (Rashi) to Gen. 22-1-2
    5. Introduction of R. Samuel ben Meir (Rashbam) to the Torah
    6. Commentary of Rashbam to Gen. 22-1-2
    7. Introduction of R. Moses ben Nahman (Nahmanides) to Commentary on the Torah
    8. Commentary of Nahmanides to Gen. 22-1-2
  4. Secondary Literature
    1. N. M. Sarna, “Hebrew and Bible Studies in Medieval Spain,” The Sephardi Heritage, ed. R. D. Barnett (New York- Ktav, 1971), 323-366 .
    2. A. Grossman, “Biblical Exegesis in Spain during the 13th-15 th Centuries,” in Moreshet Sepharad, ed. H. Beinart (Jerusalem- Magnes Press, 1992), 137-146.
    3. N. M. Sarna, “Abraham ibn Ezra as an Exegete,” Rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra- Studies in the Writings of a Twelfth-Century Polymath (Cambridge MA- Harvard University Press, 1993), 1-27.
    4. F. Talmage, David Kimhi, the Man and the Commentaries (Cambridge MA- Harvard University Press, 1975).
    5. M. Banitt, Rashi- Interpreter of the Biblical Letter (Tel Aviv- Tel Aviv University, 1985).
    6. M. Lockshin, “Rashbam as a ‘Literary’ Exegete,” With Reverence for the Word- Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, ed. J. McAuliffe et al. (Oxford- Oxford University Press, 2003) 83-91.
    7. E. Kanarfogel, “On the Role of Bible Study in Medieval Ashkenaz,” The Frank Talmage Memorial Volume, ed. B. Walfish (2 vols.; Haifa- Haifa University Press, 1992-3) 1-151-166.
  5. Videos
    1. How did Bible study lead to intellectual and spiritual innovation? Prof. Robert Chazan.

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