The Return of the Repressed: Pirqe deRabbi Eliezer and the Pseudepigrapha


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Adelman’s book belongs on the shelf of any scholar interested in the later midrashic literature. It contains excellent, sophisticated, and readable interpretations of some of the theological passages in Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer and
demystifies some of the contextual issues related to this work.
Rivka B. Ulmer, Bucknell University‘This is very important work for anyone seriously interested in midrashic literature. For scholars who are familiar with the study of midrash, it is enjoyable and engaging. Yoram Bitton, Columbia University, New York, NYAdelman is to be commended for the depth of her research, inlcuding primary sources and a vast expanse of secondary literature, and for her consistently interesting and innovative exploration of selected parts of one of the most intriguing works of late midrashic literature

Marc Bregman, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 74

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