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Bibil Identifier bibil:200905
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Sustain Me With Raisin-Cakes
Title (English, ) Pesikta deRav Kahana and the Popularization of Rabbinic Judaism
Author Anisfeld, Rachel A.
Series Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 133)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature HZ 2486/133
Place 296Mid8
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-15322-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
219 Pages
height in cm 25
Genre Original
Abstract History and literature come together in a new way in this study of the midrashic collection Pesikta deRav Kahana. The book combines the findings of rabbinic historians and early Christianity scholars with a close reading of this midrashic text on its own and in relation to the tannaitic midrashim which preceded it. The rich picture that emerges suggests that PRK, in its new homiletical and aggadic stance, develops a religious language more appealing and accessible to the masses, an outreach language meant to win rabbinic popularity. Exploring issues of power and rhetoric, the book also places PRK’s outreach language into the cultural context of the imperialism of Roman Christian homily.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Midrash : Homiletic Midrashim : Pesiqta de-Rab Kahana
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