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Reading the Torah
Beyond the Fundamentalist and Scientific Approaches
Catherine Chalier; Michael B Smith, trans.

Duquesne University Press



Contents

• Introduction
• 1. The Torah, the Book of the Ancient Hebrews
• Contextualizing the Torah
• The Importance of Ideology
• Language
• 2. The Spoken Torah
• The Written and the Spoken
• The Renewal
• Normativity and Meaning
• 3. Different Levels of Interpretation
• The Permanency of the Literal Meaning
• The Sense of Something Yet to Come
• Why Study?
• 4. Traveling with the Torah
• Leaving
• The Vicissitudes of the Journey
• The Arrival
• 5. Spirituality and History
• The People
• The Land
• Politics
• Conclusion
• Notes
• Index

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