Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 1. Legal Acts and Codification in the Dead Sea Scrolls Chapter 3 2. The Term Midrash in Tannaitic Literature Chapter 4 3. Polemics and Rabbinic Liturgy Chapter 5 4. Rabbinizing Jesus, Christianizing the Son of David: The Bavli's Approach to the Secondary Messiah Traditions Chapter 6 5. 'He in His Cloak and She in Her Cloak:' Conflicting Images of Sexuality in Sasanian Mesopotamia Chapter 7 6. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai: Literary Motifs Chapter 8 7. Visions of Egypt in Midrash: The Nile as the Landscape of the Other Part 9 Index
Editor Rivka Ulmer holds the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor of Religion at Bucknell University. She received an M.A. in Jewish Studies and English, as well as a Dr.Phil. in Jewish Studies from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat. She is the author of numerous scholarly works, including A Synoptic Edition of Pesiqta Rabbati Based Upon All Extant Hebrew Manuscripts and the Editio Princeps also from the University Press of America.