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Two interpretive paradigms have been applied to the battle of David and Goliath. One school interprets the battle as historically accurate, and mines it for information on 11th century reality;Expand
The Hammer on the Rock: Polysemy and the School of Rabbi Ishmael
D^nn) "O*tf?IO TS7 *D TWattf IT DTIW DTI1?« "137 nriK" Kip "10X7 "3X in« "1 *m .nimpa hbdo ixv Trm dsu i*ki d^os/u hod1? ixv thx xipa (a* 3D hod1? pernia ht v»oo na [m jo n^T») "y^o pxis* wusdi" nanExpand
Ideological Secularization of Hebrew Terms in Socialist Zionist Israeli
One of the problems facing those attempting to revive Hebrew as the national language of the emerging state of Israel was that of Hebrew lexical voids. The ‘revivalists’ attempted to use mainlyExpand
Rabbi Akiva's Youth
Despite its almost universal acceptance, the story of Rabbi Akiba's youthful ignorance is not attested in tannaitic sources. Indeed, analysis of the manuscript traditions of Sifre Deuteronomy §357Expand
Scripture as Logos: Rabbi Ishmael and the Origins of Midrash
Scripture as Logos: Rabbi Ishmael and the Origins of Midrash, by Azzan Yadin. Divinations. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. Pp. xiii + 231. $55.00 (hardcover). ISBN: 0812237919.Expand
Rabban Gamliel, Aphrodite's Bath, and the Question of Pagan Monotheism
The study discusses two passages from the early rabbinic corpus that describe encounters between sages and philosophers. Many of the classical and modern interpreters of these passages haveExpand
Chapter 2. Inaction and Attention