[b-hebrew] Midrash and Pesher

Maurice A. O'Sullivan mauros at iol.ie
Thu Oct 23 09:36:28 EDT 2003

At 13:36 23/10/2003, George Athas wrote:

>Q: Does anyone know of a reference that discusses the definition of the terms
>"midrash" and "pesher", and perhaps compares them and their characteristics?

You might like to consult:
Halivni, David Weiss. Peshat and Derash: Plain and Applied Meaning in 
Rabbinic Exegesis. Oxford: O.U.P, 1991.

Also, see the Anchor Bible Dictionary entry on Pesharim, Qumran -- and the 
entry on Midrash includes section F: Midrash at Qumran

Maurice A. O'Sullivan  [ Bray, Ireland ]
mauros at iol.ie

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