Scriptures in Jewish Tradition, and Traditions as Jewish Scripture
This chapter provides an overview of certain core ideas regarding scripture that almost all Jewish groups have assumed for the past two thousand years. These ideas differentiate Jewish conceptions of scripture from Christian ones in fundamental ways. All twenty-four books of Jewish scripture are part of the Christian Bible in its various forms; however, these texts function so differently in the two traditions that one can say said books are not the same books at all but entirely different works that happen to have the same words. The book attends to biblical scholars and interpreters—ancient, medieval, and modern—including the interpretive schools of Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Yishmael, medieval commentators, and various modern Jewish biblical scholars.
NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.