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Conclusion: Reading Scripture in the Presence of the Past

John L. Thompson

in Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In using contemporary feminist questions and concerns as a lens with which to examine precritical commentators, one may argue that these traditional interpreters come off surprisingly well: they ... More


Hermeneutic Orientation and Introduction

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the hermeneutic situation, the resources of interpretation, the rabbinic hermeneutic rules, trends in the study of rabbinic hermeneutics, and the Mishnaic setting of the ... More


Scripture's Words, Mishnah's Speech

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that the words of Scripture can be adopted to express directly Mishnaic ideas, or they can be quoted with their message reduplicated by the Mishnaic voice. It is also possible to ... More


Analogical Resources II: Transfer Within and Between Co-texts

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter continues the discussion of analogical extensions. The word ‘subject/s’ refers to the manner in which one speaks of the ‘subject’ of a sentence. The manner in which Scripture speaks ... More


Listening to the Bible: The Art of Faithful Biblical Interpretation

Christopher Bryan and David Landon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199336593
eISBN:
9780199369423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336593.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Listening to the Bible considers the present divorce between much academic study of the Bible and the church, and traces the history of modern approaches to the Bible, particularly ... More


How Did We Get Here?

Christopher Bryan

in Listening to the Bible: The Art of Faithful Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199336593
eISBN:
9780199369423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336593.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The beginnings of what we know as “historical-criticism” may reasonably be traced to the hermeneutical proposals of Schleiermacher, taken up with enthusiasm in the English-speaking world by ... More


The Hermeneutic of Suspicion

Christopher Bryan

in Listening to the Bible: The Art of Faithful Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199336593
eISBN:
9780199369423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336593.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The expression “hermeneutic of suspicion” is a tautological way of saying what thoughtful people have always known, that words may not always mean what they seem to mean. Some forms of expression, ... More


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