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Parables in Midrash

Narrative and Exegesis in Rabbinic Literature

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ISBN 9780674654488

Publication Date: 01/01/1994

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364 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

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David Stern shows how the parable or mashal—the most distinctive type of narrative in midrash—was composed, how its symbolism works, and how it serves to convey the ideological convictions of the rabbis. He describes its relation to similar tales in other literatures, including the parables of Jesus in the New Testament and kabbalistic parables. Through its innovative approach to midrash, this study reaches beyond its particular subject, and will appeal to all readers interested in narrative and religion.

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