The mufassirun he selects are Muqatil, al-Qummi, al-Tabari, al-Zamakhshari, and Ibn Kathir, representing respectively the approaches he characterizes as haggadic
, sectarian, literalist, rationalist, and fundamentalist.
compilation of lists of proverbs with haggadic
(68) For a presentation and discussion of numerous examples, see Geza Vermes, Scripture and Tradition in Judaism: Haggadic
Studies, Studia Postbiblica 4 (Leiden: Brill, 1961) 67-126; Michael Segal, "Between Bible and Rewritten Bible," in Biblical Interpretation at Qumran, ed.
Here the quotation marks have fallen away; the poem becomes a type of haggadic
commentary, a memory transcribed in words as if it were a kind of living present gloss on an absent though painfully recollected Text.
The Gospels, from the Bible, are haggadic
See also Geza Vermes, Scripture and Tradition in Judaism: Haggadic
Studies, Studia Post-Biblica, vol.