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Beloved | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Sep 14 2018 2:11 PM

It would be great if Logos would add English translations of the rabbinic Midrash Rabbah Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy to its available titles. This literature is important as it may have influenced the parables of Jesus.

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

International Standard Version. (2011). (Lk 2:52). Yorba Linda, CA: ISV Foundation.

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Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 15 2018 1:48 AM

I absolutely agree !  I would love to have the Midrash Rabbah available in the Logos library - particularly that published by Soncino (See Soncino.com). While I have a multiple volume set in hard copy, having it within Logos and searchable would be tremendous. 

The desire for Midrah Rabbah to be available also arose some years ago: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/114728/759141.aspx#759141

Although my own interest for this resource is primarily in relation to Jewish writing and commentaries, it would be very useful in a variety of studies especially from an historical perspective.  

Anyone who enjoys broad midrashic writing from a modern Jewish perspective might like the books by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg who has written on Genesis ("The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis", Schocken Books, New York, 1995), Exodus ("The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus", Random House, New York 2001) and Numbers ("Bewilderments: Reflections on the Book of Numbers", Schocken Books, New York, 2015). Her psychological and literary explorations in these works are also reflected in her book "The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious" (Schocken books, New York, 2009). If you like a challenge and enjoy reading this kind of literature, it may be for you!

Keep well Paul 

  

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 15 2018 8:11 AM

Beloved:

... This literature is important as it may have influenced the parables of Jesus.

Just curious, Beloved. How so?  The sources I see are centuries later?


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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 15 2018 9:18 AM

Denise:

Beloved:

... This literature is important as it may have influenced the parables of Jesus.

Just curious, Beloved. How so?  The sources I see are centuries later?

I admit the written rabbinic record comes some centuries after Jesus. The oral tradition precedes the written by centuries so they may have influenced the parables of Jesus. This is why in my original thread I request scholarly sources that consider this question. Did Jesus invent the genre of parables or were they extant before Jesus came on the scene?

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

International Standard Version. (2011). (Lk 2:52). Yorba Linda, CA: ISV Foundation.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 15 2018 12:04 PM

Beloved:
It would be great if Logos would add English translations of the rabbinic Midrash Rabbah Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy to its available titles.

Yes

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 15 2018 4:46 PM

Beloved:

Denise:

Beloved:

... This literature is important as it may have influenced the parables of Jesus.

Just curious, Beloved. How so?  The sources I see are centuries later?

I admit the written rabbinic record comes some centuries after Jesus. The oral tradition precedes the written by centuries so they may have influenced the parables of Jesus. This is why in my original thread I request scholarly sources that consider this question. Did Jesus invent the genre of parables or were they extant before Jesus came on the scene?

Well, ok, I guess. Smiling.


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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 17 2018 4:16 PM

Denise:
Well, ok, I guess. Smiling

You're so gracious to me DeniseGeeked

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

International Standard Version. (2011). (Lk 2:52). Yorba Linda, CA: ISV Foundation.

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