Nicholas of Lyra and Rashi
I have posted before about Nicholas of Lyra and his relationship with Rashi. Over at Ancient Hebrew Poetry there is a post about him and a recent lecture by Dr. Deeana Copeland Klepper which touched upon Nicholas of Lyra and Rashi. Dr. Klepper has recently published The Insight of Unbelievers: Nicholas of Lyra and Christian Reading of Jewish Text in the Later Middle Ages. Hopefully Klepper’s book will expand upon the work done by Herman Hailpern in his Rashi and the Christian Scholars. For those interested in an article which discusses the important topic of of Jewish and Christian contacts in the field of medieval Biblical scholarship, a good place to start is Aryeh Grabois’s “The Hebraica Veritas and Jewish Christian intellectual relations in the 12th century” in Speculum 50 (1974), pp. 613-634. The classic treatment on the study of the Bible in the middle ages is still, I think, Beryl Smalley’s Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages.