The Resource ‘Now I Know’: Five Centuries of Aqedah Exegesis, by Albert van der Heide, (electronic resource)

‘Now I Know’: Five Centuries of Aqedah Exegesis, by Albert van der Heide, (electronic resource)

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‘Now I Know’: Five Centuries of Aqedah Exegesis
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‘Now I Know’: Five Centuries of Aqedah Exegesis
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by Albert van der Heide
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eng
Summary
This book describes how medieval Jewish Bible scholars sought to answer the question of what is meant by the Angel’s message from God to Abraham: ‘Now I Know’, as written in Genesis 22 verse 12. It examines these scholars’ comments on the nineteen verses in Genesis that tell the story of Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his own son Isaac, the Aqedat Yiṣḥaq. It explores the answers they found to the question of what, indeed, this story is trying to tell us. Is it a drastic way to condemn the practice of child sacrifice? Does it call for replacing human sacrifices with animal sacrifices? Is it a trial by which the Almighty tests the fidelity of one of His followers? Or is it His way to show the world the nature of true belief? The book starts with an introduction to familiarize readers with the many and varied manifestations of the Aqedah theme in Jewish culture and with the developments of medieval Jewish Bible exegesis in general. Next, it offers translations and analyses of the classical medieval Jewish Bible commentaries that deal with the exegesis of Genesis 22, exploring the many angles from which the Aqedah story has been understood. No less than five centuries of medieval Aqedah exegesis are reviewed, from Saadya (882-942) to Isaac Abrabanel (1437-1508). These texts from the commentaries are combined with hermeneutical key passages by Moses Maimonides, Joseph Ibn Kaspi, Ḥasdai Crescas, and others, which were familiar to the minds of the exegetes, or which, conversely, reflect the impact of biblical Aqedah exegesis on religious thought. Together, the passages discussed illustrate the growth and development of Jewish Bible exegesis in dialogue with the rabbinic sources and with the various trends of thought and theology of their times. The consistent focus on the Aqedah constitutes a unifying theme, while the insights presented here greatly advance our understanding of the various developments in medieval Jewish Bible exegesis
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van der Heide, Albert
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210
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BL51
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
Amsterdam Studies in Jewish Philosophy
Series volume
17
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  • Philosophy
  • Judaism-Doctrines
  • Bible-Theology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Jewish Theology
  • Biblical Studies
Label
‘Now I Know’: Five Centuries of Aqedah Exegesis, by Albert van der Heide, (electronic resource)
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mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Part I. Preface and Introduction -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Aqedah in the Jewish Middle Ages -- 3. The texts -- 4. On the Aqedah (Summaries) -- Part II. Texts -- 5. Saadya Gaon on Genesis 22 -- 6. Abraham Ibn Ezra, Commentary on Genesis 22 -- 7. Rashi, Commentary on Genesis 22, 1–20 -- 8. The school of Rashi: Rashbam and Bekhor Shor -- 9. Tosafist Commentaries -- 10. David Kimḥi, Commentary on Genesis 22, 1–19 -- 11. Moses Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed III, 24 -- 12. Naḥmanides -- 13. Baḥya ben Asher, Commentary on the Torah, Genesis 22 -- 14. Joseph Ibn Kaspi -- 15. Nissim ben Ruben Gerondi, Commentary on Genesis 22; Homily -- 16. Gersonides: Commentary on Genesis 22 -- 17. 1. Judah ha-Levi; 2. Abraham Maimuni; 3. Jonah Gerondi; 4. Ḥasdai Crescas; 5. Joseph Albo; 6. An Anonymous Sermon; 7. Obadiah Sforno -- 18. Isaac Arama: ‘Aqedat Yiṣḥaq chapter 22 -- 19. Isaac Abrabanel: Commentary on Genesis 22 -- 20. Coda: Moses Mendelssohn in the Biur -- Part III. Midrashic Sources -- Part IV. Appendices -- 26. Bibliography -- 27. Indices
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2017.
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 504 p. 20 illus.)
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multiple file formats
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online
Isbn
9783319475219
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-3-319-47521-9
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absent
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access
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remote
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  • (CKB)3710000001080044
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-47521-9
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4814217
  • (EXLCZ)993710000001080044
Label
‘Now I Know’: Five Centuries of Aqedah Exegesis, by Albert van der Heide, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Preface and Introduction -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Aqedah in the Jewish Middle Ages -- 3. The texts -- 4. On the Aqedah (Summaries) -- Part II. Texts -- 5. Saadya Gaon on Genesis 22 -- 6. Abraham Ibn Ezra, Commentary on Genesis 22 -- 7. Rashi, Commentary on Genesis 22, 1–20 -- 8. The school of Rashi: Rashbam and Bekhor Shor -- 9. Tosafist Commentaries -- 10. David Kimḥi, Commentary on Genesis 22, 1–19 -- 11. Moses Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed III, 24 -- 12. Naḥmanides -- 13. Baḥya ben Asher, Commentary on the Torah, Genesis 22 -- 14. Joseph Ibn Kaspi -- 15. Nissim ben Ruben Gerondi, Commentary on Genesis 22; Homily -- 16. Gersonides: Commentary on Genesis 22 -- 17. 1. Judah ha-Levi; 2. Abraham Maimuni; 3. Jonah Gerondi; 4. Ḥasdai Crescas; 5. Joseph Albo; 6. An Anonymous Sermon; 7. Obadiah Sforno -- 18. Isaac Arama: ‘Aqedat Yiṣḥaq chapter 22 -- 19. Isaac Abrabanel: Commentary on Genesis 22 -- 20. Coda: Moses Mendelssohn in the Biur -- Part III. Midrashic Sources -- Part IV. Appendices -- 26. Bibliography -- 27. Indices
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2017.
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 504 p. 20 illus.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319475219
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-47521-9
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000001080044
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-47521-9
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4814217
  • (EXLCZ)993710000001080044

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