Learning to Read the Bible

By Elliot Rabin

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2006

The author asserts that the tools we have acquired for reading have ill-prepared us for the experience of reading the Bible. Reading the bible requires becoming accustomed to seeing what is not present: orienting oneself to disorientation. He elaborates on how the reader of the Bible must become a partner in the creation of the narrative universe by making an effort to imagine, learn or fill in the missing material.

Topic: Narrative, Empowerment, Jewish Text, Jewish Literacy

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.37/no.635

Page Number(s): 15-16

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rabin, Elliot. Learning to Read the Bible. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2006: 15-16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6899


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