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W. David Nelson

W. David Nelson is the former Rosenthal Associate Professor and Director of Jewish Studies at Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School. He currently serves as President of the Society of Race, Ethnicity and Religion and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion.

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Emerging Horizons. 21st Century Approaches to the Study of Midrash

Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature, volume 9
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4365-4
The chapters in Emerging Horizons: 21st Century Approaches to the Study of Midrash pertain to an intriguing midrash that appears in a Masoretic context, the Qur’anic narrative of the red cow, midrashic narratives that rabbinize enemies of Israel, the death of Moses, emotions in rabbinic literature, and yelammedenu units in midrashic works.

Torah is a Hidden Treasure

Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4078-3
The chapters in Torah is a Hidden Treasure pertain to authorship in Seder Eliyahu Rabba and Pirqe deRabi Eliezer, natural law and Israel’s statutes, Masorah and midrash, as well as a definition of midrash. The Hebrew Bible and midrash is researched in the interpretation of Israelite tribes, the Ten Commandments and the Covenant Code, and in Rashbam’s Bible commentary and its exegetical devices.

Progressive Approaches to Midrash

Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature, Volume 7
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0736-6
This volume contains selected proceedings of the Midrash Section sessions convened during the 2015-2016 meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature. It is comprised of contributions by both leading and emerging scholars of Midrash whose research shares a common focus on early and medieval rabbinic biblical interpretation. Additionally, the research on Midrash in this volume intersects with a range of related biblical texts, religious themes, and foundational and forward-thinking methodologies and interdisciplinary academic fields of study, including: Gender Studies; Classics; Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Literary Studies; the Aqedah/Binding of Isaac; biblical parables; and, medieval rabbinic biblical commentary.

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Proceedings of the Midrash Section, Society of Biblical Literature, Volume 6
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0560-7
This volume contains selected proceedings of the Midrash Section sessions convened during the 2012-2014 meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature. It is comprised of contributions by leading and emerging scholars that share a common focus on Rabbinic biblical interpretation as it intersects with a range of biblical texts and associated fields of study, including: Jewish legal literature; Hellenistic Judaism; post-biblical interpretation; biblical commentary; liturgical studies; and, cultural studies.

Re-Presenting Texts

Jewish and Black Biblical Interpretation
ISBN: 978-1-61143-924-3
This is the fifth issue of Proceedings of the Midrash Section at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature published in this series, and contains six papers on Jewish and Black biblical hermeneutics with regard to Rabbinic Midrash.