Early Rabbinic Hermeneutics
Rabbinic Traditions and Writings
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hermeneutics, Early Rabbinic
HERMENEUTICS, EARLY RABBINIC. The early rabbis inherited a long tradition of scriptural interpretation beginning in the Bible itself (Kugel and Greer 1986: 11–106). Following biblical precedent, they continued to interpret Scripture for the needs of their communities, particularly following the destruction
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
Rabbinic Traditions and Writings
RABBINIC TRADITIONS AND WRITINGSThe surviving collections of rabbinic literature are potentially the most rewarding source of information about Jewish life in first century a.d., especially in Judea and to a lesser extent in *Galilee. Although the earliest material consists primarily of legal arguments
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Rabbinic Theology
RABBINIC THEOLOGYThe most important sources are the Mishnah, the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds, the Midrashim and the Targums. None of these, not even the Mishnah and Talmuds with their division into tractates, attempts a systematic rabbinic theology. The unity of God and his attributes of mercy