Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah  -     By: Alexander Samely
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Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Oxford University Press / 2002 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 498
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 5.50 X 8.50 X 1.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0198270313
ISBN-13: 9780198270317

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This volume offers a systematic and detailed description of early rabbinic hermeneutics as it can be reconstructed from the Mishnah (third century c.e.). Samely 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.

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Alexander Samely is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manchester University.

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