Form-Analysis and Exegesis: A Fresh Approach to the Interpretation of Mishnah with Special Reference to Mishnah-tractate Makhshirin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608999194
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Transliterations vi

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Introduction 3

i The Problem of Mishnah 5

ii Prevailing Solutions to the Problem of Mishnah 9

iii Some Fresh Approaches to the Problem of Mishnah 12

iv Conclusion 19

Part I The Trees Exegesis of Mishnah

Chapter 2 A Sample of Form-Analytical Exegesis of Mishnah 23

i Introduction 23

ii Mishnah Makhshirin Chapter Two 29

iii Mishnah Makhshirin Chapter Three 39

iv Mishnah Makhshirin Chapter Four 50

v Mishnah Makhshirin Chapter Five 64

vi Mishnah Makhshirin Chapter Six 75

vii Conclusion 88

Part II Brambles and Thorns The Problem of Tosefta The Received Exegesis

Chapter 3 A Sample of the Analysis of Tosefta's Relationship to Mishnah 95

i Introduction 95

ii Mishnah-Tosefta Makhshirin Chapter One 98

iii Conclusion 118

Chapter 4 A Sample of the Received Exegesis: A Second Look at Makhshirin 1:2-4 and its Problems 121

i Introduction 121

ii Mishnah Makhshirin 1:2-4 and Its Problems 121

iii Conclusion 130

Part III The Groves. The Forest

Chapter 5 Groves of Trees: Seeing Chapters Whole 137

i Introduction 137

ii Mishnah Makhshirin Chapter One 140

iii Mishnah Makhshirin Chapter Two 145

iv Mishnah Makhshirin Chapter Three 147

v Mishnah Makhshirin Chapter Four 150

vi Mishnah Makhshirin Chapter Five 154

vii Mishnah Makhshirin Chapter Six 158

viii Conclusion 162

Chapter 6 From Groves to Forest: Discerning the Topical Structure of a Tractate 165

i Introduction 165

ii How Makhshirin is Organized 168

iii Conclusion 186

Glossary 197

Abbreviations and Bibliography 205

General Index 211

Index to Biblical and Talmudic References 213

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