Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 November 2012

240 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823243495

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (06)

Isaac On Jewish and Christian Altars

Polemic and Exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa Ordinaria

Devorah Schoenfeld

A Fordham University Press Publication

Fordham Series in Medieval Studies (FUP)

  • The Glossa Ordinaria and Rashi's commentary were respectively the most influential Christian and Jewish Bible commentaries of the High Middle Ages
  • In simple terms, it is a comparison of 12th century Christian and Jewish commentary (the Glossa Ordinaria vs. Rashi) on the Old Testament story of the binding of Isaac
  • Explores the theological articulations of Jewish-Christian hostilities in the high middle ages