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Biblical Events Illustrating Normative and Descriptive Schemata

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780198270317
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683978 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0006
Biblical Events Illustrating Normative and Descriptive Schemata

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This chapter states that biblical words can be used to support the exemplary character of biblical behaviour in reduplicated format. The Mishna may take biblical happenings as instances of how the world is governed, rather than how man should behave. The presence of the biblical quotation often produces a conspicuous repetition of the same biblical event. This repetition indicates a hermeneutic distinction between biblical happenings, or a selective interpretation in the biblical text. It argues that the biblical quotation in NORM cases confirm the facility of a biblical event.

Keywords: reduplicated format; biblical behaviour; NORM cases; biblical event; biblical quotation; repetition

Chapter.  13452 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies ; Biblical Studies

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