NOTES TO Michael
A. Signer's, "How the Bible Has Been Interpreted in Jewish Tradition.”
1. Tanhuma Buber
(1885), Ki Tissa 58b.
2. Pesiq. R.
3. The six major divisions
of the Mishnah comprise sixty-three tractates, each ranging from three
to twenty-four chapters.
4. These Rabbis were
5. Talmud, as
conventionally understood, can refer more broadly to a printed edition
of either the Babylonian or Jerusalem Talmud, which may include other commentaries
(particularly Rashi's), biblical references, and lexical notes in addition
to the talmudic text.
6. Michael Fishbane,
"Inner Biblical Exegesis: Types and Strategies of Interpretation in Ancient
Israel," in Midrash and Literature, eds. Geoffrey H. Hartman and
Sanford Budick (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986) 19-37.
7. Joseph Heinemann,
"The Nature of Aggadah," in Hartman and Budick, Midrash and Literature,
8. James Kugel, "Two
Introductions to Midrash," in Midrash and Literature, eds. Geoffrey
H. Hartman and Sanford Budick (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986)
Bahodesh, Yitro sec. 5.
10. Meg. 4:4.
11. Ber. 8a-b.
12. Marc Saperstein,
Jewish Preaching: 1200-1800, An Anthology (New Haven: Yale University
Press, 1989) 5-26.
13. Sarna, Understanding
Genesis New York: Schocken, 1966); Exploring Exodus (New York:
Schocken, 1991); and Songs of the Heart: An Introduction to Psalms
(New York: Schocken, 1993.
14. W. Gunther Plaut
and Bernard Bamberger, The Torah: .A Modern Commentary (New York:
Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1991).
15. Ibid., Introduction.
16. Michael Fishbane,
Garments of Torah: Essays in Biblical Hermeneutics (Bloomington:
Indiana University Press, 1992).