Mitzvoth ethics and the Jewish Bible: the end of Old by Gershom M. H. Ratheiser

By Gershom M. H. Ratheiser

Ratheiser's research offers the framework for a non-confessional, mitzvoth ethics-centered and historical-philological method of the Jewish bible and bargains with the elemental steps of an alternate paradigmatic standpoint at the biblical textual content. the writer seeks to demostrate the ineptness of confessional and ahistorical ways to the Jewish bible. according to his observations and his survey of the heritage of interpretation of the Jewish bible, Ratheiser introduces an alternate hermeneutical-exegetical method of the Jewish bible: the paradigm of examples. His research concludes that the biblical textual content is a suite of writings designed and shaped from a in particular ethical-ethnic outlook. In different phrases, he regards the Jewish bible to be written as an etiology of historic guide via historic Jews to Jews and for Jews. As such, it serves as a religious-ethical identification marker that gives historical Jews and their descendants with an etiology of Jewish lifestyles. Ratheiser regards this religious-ethical schedule to were the motive force within the minds of the ultimate editors/compilers of the biblical textual content as we have now it today.br />

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