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These papers were presented to a unique conference held in Israel in December 1985, sponsored by Tel Aviv University and the University of Bochum in the Federal Republic of Germany. Discussion of Christian and Jewish exegesis in historical perspective was not only mutually illuminating, but also laid the foundations for a new level of Jewish-Christian dialogue. The papers presented in this volume are: H. Graf Reventlow, Humanist Exegesis: The famous Hugo Grotius. Y. Hoffman, The Technique of Quotation as an Interpretative Device. D. Flusser, Past and Future according to the Creative Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible in Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews. P. Carny, Uniqueness And Particularity in Philo's Exegesis. J.S. Levinger, Maimonides' Exegesis of the Book of Job. M. Banitt, Exegesis and Metaphrasis. A. Touitou, Courants et contre-courants dans l'exTgFse biblique juive en France au moyen Gge. R. Liwak, Literary Individuality as a Problem of Hermeneutics. M. Dubois, Mystical and Realistic Elements in the Exegesis and Hermeneutics of Thomas Aquinas. H. Smolinsky, The Bible and its Exegesis in the Controversies about Reform and Reformation. J. Wallmann, Martin Luther's Judaism and Islam. C. Frey, The Function of the Bible in Recent Protestant Ethics. B. Uffenheimer, Trends in Modern Jewish Biblical Research. K. Raiser, A New Reading of the Bible? Ecumenical Perspectives from Latin America and Korea.