By Gershom M. H. Ratheiser

Ratheiser's research presents the framework for a non-confessional, mitzvoth ethics-centered and historical-philological method of the Jewish bible and offers with the fundamental steps of another paradigmatic viewpoint at the biblical textual content. the writer seeks to demostrate the ineptness of confessional and ahistorical methods to the Jewish bible. in keeping with his observations and his survey of the heritage of interpretation of the Jewish bible, Ratheiser introduces another hermeneutical-exegetical method of the Jewish bible: the paradigm of examples. His examine concludes that the biblical textual content is a set of writings designed and shaped from a in particular ethical-ethnic outlook. In different phrases, he regards the Jewish bible to be written as an etiology of old guideline via old Jews to Jews and for Jews. As such, it serves as a religious-ethical identification marker that gives old Jews and their descendants with an etiology of Jewish lifestyles. Ratheiser regards this religious-ethical time table to were the motive force within the minds of the ultimate editors/compilers of the biblical textual content as now we have it today.br />

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