IntroductionChapter 1: Spinoza As Jewish Bible Critic
Part I. The Emergence of Modern Jewish Bible Studies in GermanyIntroduction: Starting with GermanyChapter 2: Mendelssohn's Bible: The Ideal of Jewish Self-SufficiencyChapter 3: Samson Raphael Hirsch: The Chimera of Self-Explanatory ScriptureChapter 4: Benno Jacob and the Call for a "Jewish" Bible ScholarshipChapter 5: The Martin Buber-Franz Rosenzweig Bible: Culture or Religion?
Part II. Zionism and the Creation of a National BibleIntroduction: The Bible in Modern IsraelChapter 6: Early Zionism and the Bible: Ahad Haam and His OpponentsChapter 7: The Bible As National Linchpin: David Ben Gurion and His OpponentsChapter 8: Nehama Leibowitz's Bible: Returning Tradition to the Text
Part III. The Flowering of Jewish Bible Studies in North AmericaIntroduction: America and the Jewish BibleChapter 9: Finding A Jewish Voice: Nahum Sarna & Robert AlterChapter 10: Seeking An American Jewish Bible
Conclusion: Is There A "Jewish School" of Modern Bible Study?NotesSelective BibliographyIndexAbout the Author