Peshat and Derash: Plain and Applied Meaning in Rabbinic Exegesis

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From the days of Plato, the problem of the efficacy and adequacy of the written word as a vehicle of human communication has challenged mankind, yet the mystery of how best to achieve clarity and exactitude of written expression has never been solved. The most repercussive instance of this universal problem has been the exegesis of the law embodied in Hebrew scripture. Peshat and Derash is the first book to trace the Jewish interpretative enterprise from a historical perspective. Applying his vast knowledge of Rabbinic ...

Peshat and Derash: Plain and Applied Meaning in Rabbinic Exegesis 1998, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195115710

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Peshat and Derash: Plain and Applied Meaning in Rabbinic Exegesis 1991, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195060652

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