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The Commentary of Rabbi David Kimhi to Chronicles: A Translation with Introduction and Supercommentary
Berger, Yitzhak

Providence, R.I.: Brown Judaic Studies, 2007 pp. x + 318. $44.95

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Description: Rabbi David Kimhi is among the most important medieval Jewish exegetes on the Prophets and Writings, and this volume provides a translation of his commentary to the biblical book of Chronicles, widely considered to be among his earliest works. In his introduction, the author traces the development of Kimhiís exegetical methods, and discusses his contribution to the interpretation of Chronicles as well as his attitude toward text-critical methods that had already begun to develop in response to this problematic biblical book. Extensive notes provide elucidation of Kimhiís comments, comparison to those of his predecessors, and references.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, 1-2 Chronicles, Literature

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Review by Amos Frisch
Published 5/2/2009
Citation: Amos Frisch, review of Yitzhak Berger, The Commentary of Rabbi David Kimhi to Chronicles: A Translation with Introduction and Supercommentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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