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Ausgabe:

März/2016

Spalte:

181-183

Kategorie:

Judaistik

Autor/Hrsg.:

Kanarek, Jane L.

Titel/Untertitel:

Biblical Narrative and the Formation of Rabbinic Law.

Verlag:

Cambridge u. a.: Cambridge University Press 2014. XII, 212 S. Geb. £ 64,99. ISBN 978-1-107-04781-5.

Rezensent:

Catherine Hezser

This study, which is a revised doctoral dissertation supervised by Michael Fishbane at the University of Chicago, contributes to the ongoing discussion on the relationship between law and narrative in ancient Jewish literature. Whereas scholars of rabbinic litera-ture have focused on law and narrative in rabbinic texts, Jane L. Kanarek investigates rabbis’ halakhic use of biblical narrative traditions, the ways in which biblical stories were turned into rabbinic law. Her main premise is that »biblical narrative is embedded in the heart of the rabbinic lawmaking enterprise and is, in fact, in-separable from it« (1).
The repeated use of the terms »law« and »normative« in connection with rabbinic halakhic discussions is somewhat misleading, through. The study exemplifies how ...


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