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Bibil Identifier bibil:219670
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "The Same Fate Is in Store for the Righteous and the Wicked:" Form and Content in Midreshei Aggadah
Author Atzmon, Arnon
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 43, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 58-77 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Over the years, scholars have adopted two parallel approaches to studying midrash aggadah. One approach, investigates questions relating to the compilations themselves, and the other approach focuses on the composition of the smaller, nuclear, midrashic units. The petihta or proem has been studied extensively by adherents of both approaches. In this paper, I argue that a flexible model is the one most appropriate for describing the petihta: a model which simultaneously utilizes both approaches. In the course of this paper, I studied one derasha, a petihta, and its subsequent evolution in several different compositions (Leviticus Rabbah; Tanhuma Aharei Mot; Tanhuma Va-Etchanan). By conducting that comparative study of the derasha, I achieved a fuller understanding of it both in terms of the proem as a product of oral discourse and in terms of the proem's literary redaction within the context of the midrashic compositions. Ultimately, a better understanding of the petihta's formulation and its Sitz im Leben contributes to our understanding of its contents and allows us to reveal the message that either the darshan or the redactor was attempting to convey.
DOI 10.1163/157006312X617317
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Midrash : Homiletic Midrashim : Leviticus Rabba
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Midrash : Homiletic Midrashim : Pesiqta de-Rab Kahana
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Midrash : Exegetical Midrashim : Exegetical Midrashim on Koheleth : Midrash Koheleth
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Midrash : Homiletic Midrashim : Tanhuma Yelamdenu
Pericopes Ecclesiastes 9,2
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