With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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With Reverence for the Word
Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Edited by
Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Barry D. Walfish,
and Joseph W. Goering

OXFORD
UNIVERSITY PRESS

2003

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With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Preface v
  • Contents xix
  • List of Contributors xiii
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Part I - Medieval Jewish Exegesis of the Bible 1
  • 1 - An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Biblical Interpretation 3
  • Notes *
  • 2 - Jews, Christians, and the Authority to Interpret 13
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 3 - Comparative Observations on Saadia's Method 33
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 4 - Karaite Commentaries on the Song of Songs from Tenth-Century Jerusalem 51
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 5 - Jewish and Christian Exegesis in the Twelfth Century 70
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 6 - Rashbam as a “literary” Exegete 83
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 7 - Asceticism and Eroticism in Medieval Jewish Philosophical and Mystical Exegesis of the Song of Songs 92
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 8 - Isaac Ben Joseph Ha-Kohen on the Book of Ruth 119
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 9 - Problematizing the Bible in Late Medieval Jewish Exegesis 133
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 10 - The Accessus Ad Auctores in Hebrew Exegetical Literature from the Thirteenth Through the Fifteenth Centuries 157
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 11 - The Case of Proverbs 22:6 180
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • Part II - Medieval Christian Exegesis of the Bible 195
  • 12 - An Introduction to Medieval Christian Biblical Interpretation 197
  • Notes *
  • 13 - Carolingian Exegetes and the Old Testament 204
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 14 - The Four “senses” and Four Exegetes 225
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 15 - Robert Grosseteste on the Four Senses of Scripture 237
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 16 - A Study in Two Exempla 256
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 17 - The Theological Character of the Scholastic “division of the Text” with Particular Reference to the Commentaries of Saint Thomas Aquinas 276
  • Appendix - Saint Thomas Aquinas's Division of the Gospel According to Saint John *
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 18 - Thomas of Ireland and His De Tribus Sensibus Sacrae Scripturae 284
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 19 - The Status of Allegory in William of Ockham's Breviloquium on Papal Power 292
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • Part III - Medieval Exegesis of the Qur'Ān 309
  • 20 - An Introduction to Medieval Interpretation of the Qur'ān 311
  • Notes *
  • 21 - Discussion and Debate in Early Commentaries of the Qur'ān 320
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 22 - Weaknesses in the Arguments for the Early Dating of Qur'ānic Commentary 329
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 23 - The Scriptural “senses” in Medieval Sū;Fi Qur'ān Exegesis 346
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 24 - Are There Allegories in Sū;Fi Qur'ān Interpretation? 366
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 25 - Sū;Rat Al-Isrā Between Text and Commentary 376
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 26 - Qur'ānic Exegesis and History 408
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 27 - Sura 3:7 as an Exegetical Challenge 422
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 28 - The Designation of “foreign” Languages in the Exegesis of the Qur'A¯n 437
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 29 - The Genre Boundaries of Qur'ānic Commentary 445
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • Subject Index 463
  • Index to Citations from the Bible, Rabbinic Literature, and the Quran 483
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