Midrash: Reading the Bible with Question Marks

by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso. Paraclete Press, 2013.


This resource defines and explores the meaning of Midrash --- a method of interpreting scripture by adding oral tradition to the biblical world so that following generations can think about additional possibilities.


what Midrash is, how Midrash speaks to us, what makes us angry, loving the stranger, bibliography, glossary

Recommended Audience

seminarians and clerg


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Study the Bible through a new light by using the Midrash method.
  • Explore the ways Midrash speaks to us by reading the second section of this resource, which deals with topics such as should humans have been created and loving the stranger.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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