TOC Midrash Book

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“It’s better to hear the rebuke of the wise than the song of the fool” (Qoh 7:5). Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature, vol. 6, edited by W. David Nelson and Rivka Ulmer (Judaism in Context; Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2015).





1. Ancient Jewish and Christian Exegeses of the ‘Curse of Ham’: Divergent Strategies against the Background of Ancient Views on Slavery.

Ilaria Ramelli

2. Jacob’s Double: A Reduplicative Confabulation of Post-Biblical Literature

Steven Daniel Sacks

3. The Holy of Holies or the Holiest? Rabbi Akiva’s Characterization of Song of Songs in Mishnah Yadayim 3:5

Jonathan Kaplan

4. The Spirit among the Sages: Seder Olam, the End of Prophecy, and Sagely Illumination

Nehemia Polen

5. Blessed be He, Who Remembered the Earlier Deeds and Overlooks the Later – Prayer, Benedictions, and Liturgy in the New Rhetoric Garb of Late Midrashic Traditions  

Lennart Lehmhaus

6. The Role of Small Forms in Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer

Katharina Keim

7. Inner-Biblical Exegesis in Rashbam's Commentary on Qohelet

Jonathan Jacobs


Rivka Ulmer, Professor of Jewish Studies, Bucknell University