Medieval Jewish Biblical Interpretation


A survey of medieval Jewish exegetical texts, read in the original Hebrew, focussing on both narrative and legal matters. We will concentrate on the Jewish medieval interpretation of the Akedah (the binding of Isaac) and on how these commentators 'reconciled' the different Torah laws concerning slavery. Reading ability of unpointed Hebrew texts is expected; this course is intended to extend historically the texts studied in Religion 810, which is helpful as a prerequisite.
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