The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy by Robert Eisen

By Robert Eisen

Medieval Jewish philosophers were studied generally through glossy students, yet even if their philosophical considering was once usually formed by means of their interpretation of the Bible, quite little realization has been paid to them as biblical interpreters. during this examine, Robert Eisen breaks new floor via examining how six medieval Jewish philosophers approached the booklet of task. those thinkers lined are Saadiah Gaon, Moses Maimonides, Samuel ibn Tibbon, Zerahiah rooster, Gersonides, and Simon ben Zemah Duran. Eisen explores each one philosopher's analyzing of task on 3 degrees: its dating to interpretations of activity by way of prior Jewish philosophers, the way it grapples with the most important problems within the textual content, and its interplay with the author's systematic philosophical suggestion. Eisen additionally examines the resonance among the readings of activity of medieval Jewish philosophers and people of contemporary biblical students. What emerges is a portrait of a faculty of Joban interpretation that used to be artistic, unique, and now and then strangely radical. Eisen therefore demonstrates that medieval Jewish philosophers have been critical exegetes whom students can't have enough money to disregard. by way of bringing a previously-overlooked point of those thinkers' paintings to mild, Eisen provides new intensity to our wisdom of either Jewish philosophy and biblical interpretation.

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