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Herbert W. Basser
History of Midrashic Midrashim in the Medieval period
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Religious Studies and Theology
Research and Methodology
World History / Studies
Ph.D.University of Toronto, 1983 in Religious Studies.
Studies in Exegesis: Christian Critiques of Jewish Law and Rabbinic Responses 70-300 C.E. Leiden, Boston: E. J. Brill, 2000. Reprint paper 2002.
Pseudo-Rabad: Commentary to Sifre Numbers, Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998.
Pseudo-Rabad: Commentary to Sifre Deuteronomy, Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1994.
Approaches to Ancient Judaism V (Introduced and edited by H. Basser), Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993.
The Mystical Study of Ruth: Midrash HaNe'elam of the Zohar to the Book of Ruth, Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993. (Lawrence Englander with Herbert Basser).
Moses Kimhi: Commentary on the Book of Job, Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992. (Herbert Basser and Barry Walfish).
In the Margins of the Midrash, Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990.
Midrashic Interpretations of the Song of Moses, Berne and New York: Peter Lang, 1984.
"A Love for all Seasons: Weeping in Jewish Sources," in Holy Tears: Weeping in the Religious Imagination. Eds. Kimberley Christine Patton and John Stratton Hawley, Princeton University Press. (forthcoming).
"Midrash Tannaim," in The Midrash: Encyclopaedia of Biblical Interpretation in Formative Judaism, E. J., Brill (forthcoming).
"History of Interpretation to Judges 5:4-5 with Special attention to Rabbi Yosef Kara," accepted by REJ May 25, 2003.
"Matthew 21:12: Trading Words, Turning the Tables, Timing the End," Anthony Saldarini Memorial Volume. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism. (forthcoming).
"Codes, Medieval," 2002 Supplements Encyclopedia of Judaism, E. J., Brill: 64-100
"Codes, Modern," 2002 Supplements: Encyclopedia of Judaism, E. J. Brill: 101-126.
"Sharing in the Divine," Bible Review April, 2002: 20-26.
Course Areas: Judaism, Hebrew, New Testament, Interpretation of Religion, Religion and Culture.