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Conclusion Rabbis, Knights, And The Excitement Of Medieval Adolescence

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This chapter focuses that Rashbam, rather than explaining the theological meaning of a biblical story, re-narrates it, focusing on its plot and story line. In recent years, an increasing number of medievalists studying the Arthurian romances, the French as well as the later Middle High German (Hartmann on Aue), have introduced the idea of 'fictionality' and 'fictitiousness' into the scholarly debate. Rashbam's renarration of the biblical narratives is unique in that he links them to the perspective of the protagonists. Rashbam repeatedly insists on the necessity to learn and teach the Bible as part of the religious curriculum, i.e., to deepen one's understanding of biblical language by studying the Bible with Rashi. However, in contrast to Rashi, Rashbam aims to achieve a literary and narrative exegesis rabbis, knights, and the excitement of medieval adolescence.

Keywords: biblical story; knights; medieval adolescence; rabbis; Rashbam



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