A Scripture Index to Rabbinic Literature (Friedeman) / April 01, 2021

Prod ID: ASIRL / Pub. Hendrickson Publishers
Retail: $59.95 / Accordance: $49.99

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A Scripture Index to Rabbinic Literature

Caleb T. Friedeman, Senior Editor

A Scripture Index to Rabbinic Literature is a comprehensive Scripture index that catalogs approximately 90,000 references to the Bible found in classical rabbinic literature. This literature comprises two categories: (1) Talmudic literature (i.e., the Mishnah and related works) and (2) midrashic literature (i.e., biblical commentary).

Each rabbinic reference includes a hard citation following SBL Handbook of Style, the page number where the reference can be found in a standard English edition, and an indication of whether the biblical reference is a direct citation, allusion, or editorial reference. This incredibly handy reference work is the first of its kind and is a welcome addition to Hendrickson’s well-crafted line of reference books.

Key points and features:

• A comprehensive Scripture index to classical rabbinic literature in English

• Includes references to the Mishnah, the Tosefta, the Jerusalem Talmud, and the Babylonian Talmud, as well as the Mekilta, Midrash Rabbah, Pirqe Rabbi Eliezer, and many more

• Approximately 90,000 references include a hard citation, a page number in a standard English edition, and an indication of whether the biblical reference is a direct citation, allusion, or editorial reference

• Saves researchers large amounts of time and energy by bringing together a vast amount of data that was previously located across many disparate resources.

About the Editor

Caleb T. Friedeman (PhD, Wheaton College) is David A. Case Chair of Theology and Ministry and Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Ohio Christian University. He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and the editor of Listen, Understand, Obey: Essays on Hebrews in Honor of Gareth Lee Cockerill (Pickwick, 2017).

Product Details


  1. (verified owner) Baruch Kvasnica

    ASIRL is an important resource to enter into ancient Jewish commentary on the Older Testament and the “Sea of Talmud” / Jewish literature. Since it is not as accessible as http://www.sefaria.org‘s powerful resources linked to the Tanakh, and provides a dearth of connections with the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature (as found in Gianotti, “The New Testament and the Mishnah: A Cross-Reference Index”), and with Strack and Billerbeck’s “Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Midrash” translated into English (which I hope will be available in Accordance soon!), there might seem that there is less of a need for Friedeman’s work, yet the ASIRL is still a useful tool. And with revision and expansion ASIRL will further connect the dots between the Bible and Rabbinic Literature.

  2. (verified owner) Baruch Kvasnica

    Caleb Friedeman and his team of editors have given the scholarly world an important gift with the completion of A Scripture Index to Rabbinic Literature. A judicious and comprehensive index of English translations of classical rabbinic literature, ASIRL helps to open up the rich world of rabbinic scriptural interpretation to student and scholar alike. This reference work will prove to be an essential and time-saving resource for research in the field. –Jonathan Kaplan, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism, The University of Texas at Austin

  3. (verified owner) Nathan Parker

    An indispensable Scripture index for biblical scholars who need to consult rabbinic literature. I was thrilled to see this come to Accordance!

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