Item description for Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah by Alexander Samely...
Offers a systematic and detailed description of early rabbinic hermeneutics (midrash) as it can be reconstructed from the Mishnah (third century CE). The argument is based on a survey of all passages of biblical interpretation in this legal document. Dr Samely describes how the discourse of the rabbis appropriates Scripture while taking precise account of its wording. He clarifies the conditions of a modern appreciation of rabbinic hermeneutics and provides a unified set of concepts for its precise description, based on modern linguistics and philosophy of language. Basic features of rabbinic hermeneutics and its difference from modern historical reading are explained, and a catalogue of recurrent techniques of interpretation is defined. This catalogue lays foundations for the analysis of rabbinic documents and the comparison with other hermeneutic traditions. Each technique is explained and illustrated with translations from the Mishnah. The book provides a manual of all techniques in systematic order and a comprehensive list of Mishnaic passages of interpretation together with their hermeneutic techniques.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.25" Weight: 1.71 lbs.
Release Date Mar 21, 2002
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0198270313 ISBN13 9780198270317
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More About Alexander Samely
Alexander Samely is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manchester University.
Alexander Samely has an academic affiliation as follows - Professor of Jewish Thought, Manchester University University of Manch.