Book

Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Alexander Samely

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780198270317
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683978 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.001.0001
Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Judaism and Jewish Studies
  • Biblical Studies

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This book offers a description of early rabbinic hermeneutics (midrash) as it can be reconstructed from the Mishnah (3rd century CE). The argument is based on a survey of all passages of biblical interpretation in this largely legal document. The book describes how the discourse of the rabbis appropriates Scripture while taking precise account of its wording. It 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 list of Mishnaic passages of interpretation together with their hermeneutic techniques.

Keywords: early rabbinic hermeneutics; midrash; Mishnah; biblical interpretation; rabbis; Scripture; modern linguistics; philosophy of language; modern historical reading; techniques of interpretation

Book.  496 pages. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies ; Biblical Studies

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »


Table of Contents

Hermeneutic Orientation and Introduction in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Creating Scriptural Segments in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Scripture's Words, Mishnah's Speech in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Using Scripture as Hermeneutic Utterance in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Analogical Resources I: The <i>a fortiori</i> Inference in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Taxonomic and Paradigmatic Extensions. Logical Constants in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

See all items in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.