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Medieval Exegetical Encounters: Borrowing, Rejecting, and ‘Enculturating’
Exploring some of the ways in which Jewish commentators both absorb and react against the dominant paradigms of the Middle Ages.

Jewish Bible commentators in the Middle Ages innovated new strategies and methods in interpreting the biblical text. We find similar trends in both Christian and Muslim intellectual orbits of the day, particularly in emphasizing the straightforward, apparent or ‘rational’ meaning of the Bible. From overarching interpretive principles to expositions of dietary laws, Sara Labaton explored the ways in which Jewish commentators both absorb and react against some of the dominant paradigms of the day. 

This program was recorded during our interfaith symposium on Truth, Difference and Loyalty in February 2021.

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