Scriptural exegesis: The shapes of culture and the religious imagination essays in honour of Michael Fishbane



This book gathers voices from an international community of scholars to consider the many facets of the history of biblical interpretation and to question how exegesis shapes spiritual and cultural creativity. Divided into four broadly chronological sections that chart a variety of approaches from ancient to modern times, the chapters examine texts and problems rooted in the ancient world yet still of concern today. Eighteen chapters incorporate the expertise of contributors from a diverse range of disciplines, including ancient religion, philosophy, mysticism, and folklore. Each embraces the challenge of explicating complex and often esoteric writings in light of Michael Fishbane's groundbreaking work in exegesis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Green, DA; Lieber, LS

Duke Editors

Published Date

  • May 1, 2009

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 352

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780199206575

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.001.0001

Citation Source

  • Scopus