Lanham, Md. ; Oxford: University Press Of America, 2001. Item #32776
Original Cloth. 8vo. XVIII, 226 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Studies in ancient Judaism (University Press of America) . “This work sets forth a theory of how Rabbinic Halakhic category-formations are articulated. One can now reconstruct the processes of thought that yield for the Halakhic category-formations, the hermeneutics that govern the selection of data for a given category-formation and determines how those data are to be interpreted. Not only so, but that theory encompasses three quite distinct sources for the definition and articulation of a given category-formation: Scripture, a hermeneutics generic to all Halakhic category-formations, and a hermeneutics particular to the category-formation at hand. Presented in the shank of this book are sample studies that show how the distinction between generic and particular hermeneutics for a Halakhic category-formation accounts for the character of the Halakhah as spelled out by the Mishnah-Tosefta-Yerushalmi-Bavli, which is to say, the Halakhah in its initial and normative statement. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jewish law - Interpretation and construction. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Hermeneutik. Rabbinische Literatur. Talmud - Hermeneutics. Great condition. (NEUSNER-1-57).