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Bibil Identifier bibil:141706
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Did Rashi Notice a Janus Parallelism in Ezek 20:37?
Author Basser, Herb
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 8, Issue: 14)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 3 pages.
Abstract Rashi seems to have combined two understandings of māsōret (Ezek. 20:37): “restraining fetter (mōsēr)” and “divine promises God had handed down (māsar).” “Fetter” looks backwards in the verse to God's yoke of obligations and forwards in the verse to the rewards of “the inherited covenantal promise”. Rashi's co-ordination of dual roots in his brief paraphrase seems to anticipate what modern scholars call “Janus parallelism”.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Middle Ages : Solomon ben Isaac (1042-1105)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Janus
Pericopes Ezekiel 20,37
Terms מסרת
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