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Neither version can be declared definitive or authoritative,because such a version simply never existed. Or stateddifferently,the writtenpreservationsof these traditions chirographicallymirrorand mimic the oral milieu within which these traditions thrived. David Nelson The Mekhiltaof RabbiIshmael continues: [6A] Know this! As it says in Scripture,"AndJonahrose to flee from before the Lordto Tarshish"(Jonah 1:2). For wasn'tit alreadystatedin Scripture,"Wherecan I escape fromyourspirit? If I arise to heaven, there you are If I rise up on the wings of dawn (thereyourhandwill be)Yourrighthandwill be holdingme fast"(Psalms 139:7-10).

All othertranslations are mine. 1. While the manuscriptshave no headline, this title occurs towardthe end of the prologue, see Seder 'EliyahuZuta (hereafterSEZ), accordingto the critical edition Seder 'Eliyahuzuta le-rabbi 'EliyahuQapsali,ed. Aryeh Shmuelevitz,Shlomo Simonsohn,andMeir Benayahu,3 vols. Capsali'stitle alludesto B. "Not until three and a half centuriesafter the completionof the manuscriptwere excerptsof SEZpublishedby Moses Lattes,Likutimshonimmisefer divre 'Eliyahu(Padua, 1869). The first complete edition did not appearuntil 1975.

Cambridge University Press and Association for Jewish Studies are collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to AJS Review. org AJS Review 29:1 (2005), 33-60 EXPOSEDTO ALL THE CURRENTSOF THE MEDITERRANEAN-A SIXTEENTH-CENTURY VENETIANRABBI ON MUSLIM HISTORY* by Martin Jacobs The Westernperceptionof Islam as a belligerentreligion owes many of its stereotypesnot only to the Crusades,but also to the early modernrivalrybetween the Ottoman Empire and ChristianEurope. ' There was little that was new in Capsali's way of writing history.

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