Biblical Poetry Through Medieval Jewish Eyes

By: Adele Berlin

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CD2 - A first edition (numberline starts at "1") hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and chipping on the edges, scattered scratches, foxing, and rubhbing, light tanning and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, foxing on the page edges and endpapers, light tanning and shelf wear. Indiana Studies in Biblical Literature, Herbert Marks and Robert Polzin, general editors. 9.5"x6.5", 205 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. This volume makes available in English for the first time an extremely important group of medieval and Renaissance texts on biblical poetry. The book contains excerpts from seventeen Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew texts and includes the work of well-known figures such as Judah Halevi, Moshe ibn Ezra, Don lsaac Abravanel, and Azariah de' Rossi, as well as lesser-known works that reveal a rich but neglected tradition of critical debate on biblical poetics. The writings presented here date from the ninth to the seventeenth centuries and were produced in three of the main centers of Jewish culture: Spain, Provence, and Italy. Some are excerpts from biblical commentaries, while others are found in historical, philosophical, grammatical, and literary treatises. The book is divided into two parts. Part I consists of an extended essay on medieval and Renaissance views of biblical poetry and rhetoric that highlights the main lines of historical development and suggests relevant connections with modern research on biblical poetry. Each of the translated excerpts in Part ll is preceded by a brief biographical note on the author, an outline of the work from which the excerpt is taken, and a summary of the excerpt. Bibliographical references are given for each text, and there is an extensive bibliography and a glossary of important terms and concepts. For literary scholars, this book provides a win- dow onto medieval and Renaissance Jewish literary theory, and for students of the Bible it presents an important chapter in the history of biblical interpretation.

Title: Biblical Poetry Through Medieval Jewish Eyes

Author: Adele Berlin

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University Press: 1991

ISBN: 0253311764

ISBN 13: 9780253311764

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Book ID: ec52868