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- Of or pertaining to or akin to the Midrash; haggadic.
“I think I understand what he conveys, commenting apart from Brown, on the "midrashic" procedures in Matthew and Luke.”
“Biblical scholar Aviva Zornberg and her midrashic predecessors offer an even more radical read, a glimpse of the way hope rises in the midst of despair.”
“To learn about God, tell the stories of the Bible, the midrashic legends, incidents from your own life.”
“Many of the papers succeed in creating a discourse in which psychoanalytic interpretation acquires a feel akin to that of midrashic hermeneutics.”
“My reading in the fathers and the mothers of the church -- assisted by my discovery of what I would call rabbinic, midrashic Bible-reading -- has me thinking that all of creation is implicated in this phenomenon we variously call salvation, redemption, reconciliation.”
“Their midrashic method has been to "search out" the difficult passages, the utterly perplexing ones, trusting that if those passages appear to trouble their assumptions, it is because their assumptions needed work.”
“I thought that mythicists or at least some of them didn't like "Q" because it suggests an independent source for the gospels thereby undercutting the idea that they are nothing more than a midrashic historicization of Paul.”
“Most noteworthy is the approach of Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985), who incorporates both Christian and midrashic exegesis in the representation of the first couple.”
“In the midrashic portrayal, Leah and Rachel were like two rafters of a house extending from one end of the world to the other (i.e., the whole world rested on them).”
“Another midrashic tradition learns from this episode that the words of the prophets are not to be accepted as an immutable sentence; if one does so, this is like taking a sword and stabbing oneself in the stomach with it.”
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