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  • 61 exegetical — exegesis ► NOUN (pl. exegeses) ▪ critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture. DERIVATIVES exegetic adjective exegetical adjective. ORIGIN Greek, from ex geisthai interpret …

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  • 62 biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 63 BIBLE — THE CANON, TEXT, AND EDITIONS canon general titles the canon the significance of the canon the process of canonization contents and titles of the books the tripartite canon …

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  • 64 INTERPRETATION — This article is arranged according to the following outline: definition of terms bible exegesis substance of bible exegesis in jewish creative interpretation and integrative interpretation …

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  • 65 Hermeneutics — • Derived from a Greek word connected with the name of the god Hermes, the reputed messenger and interpreter of the gods Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hermeneutics     Hermeneutics …

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  • 66 LITERATURE, JEWISH — Literature on Jewish themes and in languages regarded as Jewish has been written continuously for the past 3,000 years. What the term Jewish literature encompasses, however, demands definition, since Jews have lived in so many countries and have… …

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  • 67 Christianity — /kris chee an i tee/, n., pl. Christianities. 1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. 2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; …

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  • 68 IBN EZRA, ABRAHAM BEN MEIR — (1089–1164), one of the most important Jewish Bible exegetes; also a poet, composer of piyyutim , grammarian, translator, philosopher, astronomer, and astrologer. Exceptionally erudite, he was among the last creative geniuses of the Spanish… …

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  • 69 MIDRESHEI HALAKHAH — (Heb. מִדְךְשׁי הֲלָכָה; Halakhic Midrashim ), the appellation given to a group of tannaitic expositions on four books of the Pentateuch. This body of tannaitic literature will be discussed below under the following headings: (1) Characteristics… …

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  • 70 Asbab al-nuzul — Asbāb al nuzūl اسباب النزول, an Arabic term meaning occasions/circumstances of revelation , is a secondary genre of Qur ānic exegesis ( tafsir ) directed at establishing the context in which specific verses of the Qur ān were revealed. Though of… …

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  • 71 AGGADAH or HAGGADAH — (Heb. הַגָּדָה, אַגָּדָה; narrative ), one of the two primary components of rabbinic tradition, the other being halakhah, usually translated as Jewish Law (see: kadushin , The Rabbinic Mind, 59f.). The term aggadah itself is notoriously difficult …

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  • 72 NAḤMANIDES — (Moses b. Naḥman, also known as Naḥamani and RaMBaN – an acronym of Rabbi Moses Ben Naḥman; 1194–1270), Spanish rabbi and scholar and one of the leading authors of talmudic literature in the Middle Ages; philosopher, kabbalist, biblical exegete,… …

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  • 73 PHILO JUDAEUS — (Philo of Alexandria; c. 20 B.C.E.–50 C.E.), Jewish exegete and philosopher of outstanding importance for Jewish Hellenism and early Christianity. Little is known about the details of his personal life. It is clear, however, that he belonged to… …

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  • 74 Kabbalah — This article is about traditional Jewish Kabbalah. For other Kabbalistic traditions see Christian Cabbalah, Hermetic Qabalah, and Practical Kabbalah Part of a series on …

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  • 75 Judaism — /jooh dee iz euhm, day , deuh /, n. 1. the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the… …

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  • 76 patristic literature — Body of literature that comprises those works (excluding the New Testament) written by Christians before the 8th century. It refers to the works of the Church Fathers. Most patristic literature is in Greek or Latin, but much survives in Syriac… …

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  • 77 RASHI — (Solomon ben Isaac; 1040–1105), leading commentator on the Bible and Talmud. His Life Rashi was born at Troyes, France. (See Chart: Rashi Family).His mother was the sister of the liturgical writer, simeon b. isaac . His father was a scholar whom… …

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  • 78 Eisegesis — (from the Greek root εις, meaning into, in, among) is the process of misinterpreting a text in such a way that it introduce one s own ideas, reading into the text. This is best understood when contrasted with exegesis. While exegesis draws out… …

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  • 79 HOMILETIC LITERATURE — The scope of this article extends from the Middle Ages to modern times (for the talmudic period see midrash , aggadah , and preaching ) and deals with the nature of the homily and works in the sphere of homiletic literature. For a discussion of… …

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  • 80 Origen — This article is about the 3rd century theologian. For other uses, see Origen (disambiguation). Origen Era Ante Nicene Fathers Born 184/5 Probably Alexandria, Egypt …

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