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!!Fighting over the Bible
!Jewish Interpretation, Sectarianism and Polemic from Temple to Talmud and Beyond
__A new publication by [Professor Isaac Kalimi|Member/Kalimi_Isaac], member of the [Philosophy, theology and religious studies|Acad_Main/Sections/Philosophy_theology_and_religious_studies] section of Academia Europaea. __
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''Fighting over the Bible'' explores the bitter conflicts between mainstream Jews and their internal
and external opponents, especially between particular Jewish groups such as Pharisees,
Sadducees, Qumranites, Samaritans, Rabbanites and Karaites, as well as with Christians and
Muslims regarding their interpretations of Jewish Scripture. The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
is an important sacred text for all branches of the Abrahamic faiths, but it has more often
divided than unified them. This volume explores and exemplifies the roots of these interpretive
conflicts and controversies and traces the rich exegetical and theological approaches that grew
out of them. Focusing on the Jewish sources from the late Second Temple period through the
high Middle-Ages, it illustrates how the study of the Bible filled the vacuum left by the Temple’s
destruction, and became the foundation of Jewish life throughout its long conflicted history.
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__Publisher:__ Brill\\
__ISBN:__ 978-90-04-33910-1\\
__Year of publication:__ 2017
!Isaac Kalimi

Isaac Kalimi (Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is Gutenberg Research-University-
Professor in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies and Ancient Israelite History, and Fellow of
the Gutenberg Research College at [Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz|https://www.uni-mainz.de/eng/index.php], Foreign Member of
the Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, and Honorary Member of The Scandinavian
Society for Iranian Studies. He has published numerous books and articles in biblical studies,
ancient Israelite history and historiography, Jewish exegesis, and rabbinic literature and