An essay is presented on the examination of Aggadic midrash as a particular mode of Jewish rhetoric. It offers a discussion of the utility and merit of aggadah within rabbinic literature which require a cluster of analysis of a larger collection of imagery to identify the dominant themes. The author explores on how textualization is treated as steps in the establishment of discursive spaces, which is limited by scripture, tradition, or the authority of the rabbis.
Original Publication Citation
Metzger, D. (2010). The "place" of rhetoric in Aggadic midrash. College English, 72(6), 638-653. doi: 10.2307/20749307
Metzger, David and Katz, Steven B., "The "Place" of Rhetoric in Aggadic Midrash" (2010). English Faculty Publications. 18.