The Bible in medieval Jewish scholarship

While I realize that many Higgaion readers are probably eager for the next installment in my discussion of inspiration, I’ve had some other business to attend to, like teaching my classes. In that connection, I’ve just published my first Slideshare presentation, on the Bible in medieval Jewish scholarship. Someday (sooner rather than later, I hope), I’ll explain more of the context for this presentation. In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy seeing it. Some of you might even have suggestions for improving it—keeping in mind that studying the slideshow is a homework assignment for traditional first-year college students, not an academic publication.

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  • http://stenagmois.blogspot.com bobmacdonald

    Superb – there are a couple of misprints following your first Ramban slide – check your headings. They read Rambam rather than Ramban

    • http://drchris.me/higgaion/ Chris Heard

      Thank you for the proofreading help, Bob! That’s one of the downsides of using templates/cutting and pasting. At any rate, I’ve just fixed the error and I’m uploading the corrections in the background even as I type this reply.

  • http://rebeccalesses.wordpress.com rebeccalesses

    Chris – I’m teaching a course next semester on Biblical Interpretation in Judaism and Christianity. Could I use your slideshow for that course? I think it’s a very good introduction to medieval Jewish interpretation and would be useful for my students.

    • http://drchris.me/higgaion/ Chris Heard

      Oh, of course, Rebecca! That’s really the whole point of putting it out there on Slideshare, so that it’s accessible to anyone who wants it. You’ll also notice that it’s carrying a “CC-BY” license, which means all I ask is to be credited with creating the thing. I should probably put my name in the shows somewhere, huh? Anyway, I have other decks coming, and I hope you find those helpful, too!

  • Brad

    Hi Chris,

    Just want to echo the other comments – this is a really valuable introduction to these issues – thanks for sharing.