Scripture and tradition : Rabbi Akiva and the triumph of Midrash / Azzan Yadin-Israel.
- Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 
Divinations : rereading late ancient religion
viii, 308 pages ; 24 cm.
- Akiba ben Joseph, approximately 50-approximately 132.
Sifra -- Hermeneutics.
- "This is a book in rabbinics. It looks at the Rabbi Akiva school of interpretation with respect to Sifra, which comprises the midrashim on Leviticus"-- Provided by publisher.
- Part I. A hermeneutic of camouflage. The Sifra as Midrash: hermeneutic markedness
The Sifra as Midrash: vacuity and semantic discontinuity
Terminological identity and the hermeneutics of camouflage
"On the basis of this, they said" (mikan-amru) and the role of scripture
Part II. The curious career of Rabbi Akiva. Rabbi Akiva the interpreter: from the Mishnah to the Talmud
Rabbi Akiva, the anonymous Sifra, and the hermeneutics of camouflage
Rabbi Akiva's biographical transformation
Part III. Midrash and halakhot: a reevaluation. The anomaly of tannaitic literature: interpretation, revelation, and mysteries, excursus, oral tradition as the site of esotericism
Midrash and extra-scriptural tradition: a synchronic model
Conclusion: Rabbi Akiva and the ironic triumph of Midrash.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298) and indexes.
- 9780812246438 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0812246438 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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