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Peshat and Derash

Plain and Applied Meaning in Rabbinic Exegesis

David Weiss Halivni

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...
Publish Date
1998-09-03T00:00:00.000Z
1998-09-03T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 1991
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3.83
ISBN
9780195115710
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2021-04-27T01:18:02.000Z
@prranch @spengjr @TheJogre46 Thanks for the tag! I think much has to do not only with interpretation but authority, meaning which interpretations are legally authoritative and/or who has the authority to make which interpretations (or their practical consequences. Here's a great book:      source