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Judaism's Story of Creation Scripture, Halakhah, Aggadah - Jacob Neusner

Judaism’s Story of Creation Scripture, Halakhah, Aggadah – Jacob Neusner

During the formative age of Judaism, the first seven centuries CE, the great rabbis thought deeply about beginnings in light of endings. They imposed upon their sequential reading of each passage the accumulated results of their reflection about all passages. Thus, they encompassed Scripture, so as to describe the world as God had intended it to be. This act of intellect resulted in two distinct, ahistorical media of thought and expression, the Halakhah, law, and ...
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