This sourcebook collects and classifies how Israelite Scripture was received and recast in the language community that produced the dual Torah of Judaism. With extensive translation and documentation, Jeremiah in Talmud and Midrash uses the case of Jeremiah in the Rabbinic canon of the formative age to examine the Rabbinic documents response to the prophetic ones in terms of how they select, explain, and utilize the language of Scripture.
Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He is also a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, and Life Member of Clare Hall at Cambridge University, England. He has published numerous books with University Press of America on Jewish studies, in particular Rabbinic Judaism.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Jeremiah in the Mishnah, Tractate Abot, and the Tosefta Chapter 3 Jeremiah in Sifra, the Two Sifres, and Mekhilta Attributed to R. Ishmael Chapter 4 Jeremiah in the Yerushalmi Chapter 5 Jeremiah in Genesis Rabbah, Leviticus Rabbi, and Pesiqta deRab Kahana Chapter 6 Jeremiah in Esther Rabbah I, Ruth Rabbah, Song of Songs Rabbah, and Abot de Rabbi Natan Chapter 7 Jeremiah in Lamentations Rabbah Chapter 8 Jeremiah in the Bavli Chapter 9 Index