This is the first English translation of The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan, one of the richest depositories of rabbinic reflections on the study of the Torah.
Publisher: Yale University Press
This is the first English translation of The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan, one of the richest depositories of rabbinic reflections on the study of the Torah. It is the earliest commentary on Abot, the only tractate of the Mishnah that does not deal with legal matters but exclusively with "agada," an unlimited variety of religious, ethical, and edifying subjects.
Neusner explains what is at stake for the documentary hypothesis of the Rabbinic canon.
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Of the documents in the Rabbinic canon that reached closure in late antiquity, the Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan A is different in its indicative traits from any other in the Rabbinic documents of its period. Neusner explains what is at stake for the documentary hypothesis of the Rabbinic canon.
In this close analysis of 'The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan', a sixth-century commentary on the Mishnah-tractyate 'The Fathers' (Avot), Jacob Neusner considers the way in which the story, as a distinctive type of narrative, entered the ...
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In this close analysis of 'The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan', a sixth-century commentary on the Mishnah-tractyate 'The Fathers' (Avot), Jacob Neusner considers the way in which the story, as a distinctive type of narrative, entered the canonical writings of Judaism. The final installment in Neusner's cycle of analyses of the major texts of the Judaic canon, 'Judaism and Story' shows that stories about sages exist in far greater proportion in 'The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan' than in any of the other principal writings in the canon of Judaism of late antiquity. Neusner's detailed comparison of 'The Fathers' and 'The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan' demonstrates the transmission and elaboration of these stories and shows how these processes incorporated the newer view of the sage as a supernatural figure and of the eschatological character of Judaic teleology. These distinctions, as Neusner describes them, mark a shift in Jewish orientation to world history. 'Judaism and Story' documents a chapter of rabbinic tradition that explored the possibility of historical orientation by means of stories. As Neusner demonstrates, this experiment with narrative went beyond argumentation focused on the explication of the Torah. The sage story moved in the direction of biography, but without allowing biography to emerge. This development, in Neusner's account, parallels the movement from epistle to Gospel in early Christianity and thus has broad implications for the history of religions.
This three-part anthology presents Classical Judaism in accord with its native categories, Torah, learning, and virtue. These correspond to the categories that a religious system will define for itself: world view, way of life, and theory of the social order that maintains the view and realizes it in its shared existence. By presenting substantial samples of the writings of that Judaism, the three volumes afford direct access to the way in which, in its own words, that Judaism makes its statement. Readers are introduced through extensive selections to the character of Judaism through the kinds of writing that serve as its medium - Midrash, Mishnah, Talmud, stories about sages. The first part of the anthology speaks of the Torah, meaning, the written Torah and how it is read in Scripture. The second addresses the Mishnah, that is, the first document of the oral Torah, and further introduces the Talmuds and explains how these are to be read. Both of these volumes begin with essays on hermeneutics. The third volume sets forth the way in which the sage is represented as a medium through which the Torah of Sinai is set forth.
"Judaism and the Interpretation of Scripture is an indispensable tool for those seeking to understand the multiformity of interpretation used in the rabbinic midrash, a collection of commentary on the Hebrew Scriptures composed during the dynamic first six centuries of the Common Era. Because this magnificent work of ancient Jewish scholarship was composed using several methods of interpretation, it must be read with a thorough understanding of those methods. In this introduction to his translation and commentary, Jacob Neusner illustrates the hermeneutics used by the ancient rabbis by examining passages within their larger context. This is a valuable work for both beginners and scholars."--Jacket.
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church,
Vol. 1. Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Company, 1886. Avot de-Rabbi Natan. The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan. Edited by Judah Goldin. New Haven:
Author: Lévy Antoine O P
For two millennia calling oneself a Jew and confessing Jesus-Christ was perceived as nonsense. This is no longer the case. Jewish believers in Christ - "Messianics", Catholics, Orthodox, and so forth - are now reclaiming their Jewish identity. Jewish Church is about imagining what their home in the Church would look like.
Avot of Rabbi Nathan ( “ The Fathers according to Rabbi Nathan " ) contains forty
- one chapters . This text gives commentary and explanation for the Ethics of the
Fathers . It contains legal discussions , stories of Jewish theology in Agadah ...
Author: Brad Young
Publisher: Hendrickson Pub
Presents an engaging introduction to rabbinic thought, literature, and the lives of the most influential rabbis. Original.
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in Avot de - Rabbi Nathan , version A ... 12 ; for an English translation , see J .
Goldin , The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan ( YJS 10 ) , New Haven 1955 ,
Er . Zut Text and Translations of Minor Tractates : A . COHEN , The Minor
Tractates of the Talmud ( 2d ed . ; 2 vols . ; London : Soncino , 1971 ) ; J . GOLDIN
, The Fathers according to Rabbi Nathan ( YJS 10 ; New Haven : Yale University
Author: Craig A. Evans
Publisher: Hendrickson Pub
One of the daunting challenges facing the New Testament interpreter is achieving familiarity with the immense corpus of Greco-Roman, Jewish, and pagan primary source materials. From the Paraphrase of Shem to Pesiqta Rabbati, scholars and students alike must have a fundamental understanding of these documents' content, provenance, and place in NT interpretation. But achieving even an elementary facility with this literature often requires years of experience, or a photographic memory. Evans's dexterous survey-a thoroughly revised and significantly expanded edition of his Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation - amasses the requisite details of date, language, text, translation, and general bibliography. Evans also evaluates the materials' relevance for interpreting the NT. The vast range of literature examined includes the Old Testament apocrypha, the Old Testament pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, assorted ancient translations of the Old Testament and the Targum paraphrases, Philo and Josephus, the New Testament pseudepigrapha, the early church fathers, various gnostic writings, and more. the NT, and a comparison of Jesus' parables with those of the rabbis will further save the interpreter precious time.
The latest midrash compilations, Song of Songs Rabbah, Ruth Rabbah, Esther
Rabbah I, and Lamentations Rabbati and the Fathers according to Rabbi Nathan
Jacob Neusner. authorship's propositions, and - quite consistently - what made ...
A simple contrast between the role of Yohanan ben Zakkai in the story in The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan of the destruction of the Temple and the
equivalent story in the Talmud of Babylonian ( the one in the Yerushalmi omits all
THB authors of The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan - some probably pre -
Maccabean ( before 165 B.C.B. ) and the latest dating four centuries later
displayed versatility and brilliance in carrying out their task . In the Chapters of
the Fathers ...