Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash

TitleIntertextuality and the Reading of Midrash
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsBoyarin, Daniel
PublisherIndiana University Press
CityBloomington, IN

Proceeding by means of intensive readings of passages from the early midrash on Exodus The Mekilta, Boyarin proposes a new theory of midrash that rests in part on an understanding of the heterogeneity of the biblical text and the constraining force of rabbinic ideology on the production of midrash. In a forceful combination of theory and reading, Boyarin raises profound questions concerning the interplay between history, ideology, and interpretation.