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Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of

Deciphering Scripture and Midrash in the Guide of the Perplexed
  • By James Arthur Diamond
$31.95
Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment demonstrates the type of hermeneutic that the medieval Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) engaged in throughout his treatise, The Guide of the Perplexed. By comprehensively analyzing Maimonides' use of rabbinic and scriptural sources, James Arthur Diamond argues that, far from being merely prooftexts, they are in fact essential components of Maimonides' esoteric stratagem. Diamond's close reading of biblical and rabbinic citations in the Guide not only penetrates its multilayered structure to arrive at its core meaning, but also distinguishes Maimonides as a singular contributor to the Jewish exegetical tradition.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780791452486
    • Manufacturer: State Univ Of New York Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780791452486
    • ISBN 10: 0791452484
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2002
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: James Arthur Diamond
    • Page Count: 235
    • Width: 5.98 inches
    • Height: 0.55 inches
    • Length: 9.24 inches
    • Weight: 0.73 pounds
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