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By Jacob Neusner

This booklet is an workout within the systematic recourse to anachronism as a theological-exegetical mode of apologetics. in particular, Neusner demonstrates the means of the Rabbinic sages to learn principles attested of their personal day as authoritative testaments to — to them — precedent days. hence, Scripture was once learn as critical testimony to the modern scene.

About a millennium — 750 B.C. E. to 350 C. E. — separates Scripture’s prophets from the later sages of the Mishnah and the Talmud. it truly is particularly traditional to acknowledge facts for alterations over an extended time period. but Judaism sees itself as a continuum and overcomes distinction. The latecomers painting the ancients like themselves. “In our photo, after our likeness” captures the present aspiration. The sages accommodated the later records of their canon via discovering the qualities in their personal time within the checklist of the distant prior. They met the demanding situations to perfection that the sages introduced about.

Of what does the method of harmonization consist? to respond to that query the writer surveys the presentation of the prophets by way of the rabbis, starting with Moses. to beat the space, Rabbinic sages flip Moses right into a sage like themselves. The prophet plays wonders. The sage units forth average rulings. the realization expands in this account of issues to teach the explicit resolution that the sages followed for themselves, and that's the chuffed end result of the study.

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This booklet is an workout within the systematic recourse to anachronism as a theological-exegetical mode of apologetics. in particular, Neusner demonstrates the skill of the Rabbinic sages to learn principles attested of their personal day as authoritative testaments to — to them — precedent days. therefore, Scripture was once learn as imperative testimony to the modern scene.

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