Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2-2013

Publication Title

Religion Compass

Volume

7

Abstract

In the twelfth century, both Jewish and Christian Bible commentators began to emphasize literal, or historical, or contextual, approaches to interpreting scripture. These commentators wrote predominantly line‐by‐line commentaries that focused the reader's attention on linguistic questions in the biblical text. There was also a renewed interest in seeing the Bible in its own terms rather than exclusively through the lens of earlier midrashic or patristic commentaries, although those continued to play an important role. These developments happened at the same time for both Christian and Jewish scholars, who were often in conversation with each other about how to interpret the Bible.

Issue

12

Pages

509-516

Comments

Author Posting. © John Wiley & Sons Ltd 2013. This article is posted here by permission of John Wiley & Sons for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Religion Compass, 2013, https://doi.org/10.1111/rec3.12090

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