The Aqedah: Midrash as Visualization


A scholarly commonplace has it that Greek culture was visual in contrast to Hebrew culture, which was auditory. However, midrash aggadah, as an expression of the rabbinic imagination operating on the biblical text, can be highly visual. This issue of the Journal of Textual Reasoning explores the biblical story of the Binding of Isaac (the Aqedah) as an apt starting point for thinking about the role of “visualization” in rabbinic thought.

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