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Bibil Identifier bibil:216552
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Modern Hebrew, Long) ?דיברו חכמים בלשון הבאי
Author Gafni, Chanan
Journal Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal (Volume: 8)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language Modern Hebrew
Pages 153-166 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Titre en anglais: Hyperbolic Language in the Mishnah.
Abstract One of the heated debates in nineteenth-century Jewish scholarship concerned the Talmud’s interpretation of the Mishnah, which to many seemed to deviate from the plain, original sense of the Mishnaic text. In this context, a fascinating discussion was devoted to a number of Mishnayot that, according to the Talmud, employed hyperbolic language (leshon guzma). All of these Mishnayot involved various aspects of Second Temple ritual and, according to the Amoraim, all used the number 300 in a rather arbitrary way. In the nineteenth-century debate surrounding these mishnayot, some interpreted them literally, without ascribing a tendency to hyperbole to the Tannaim. Others, determined to defend the traditional interpretation of the Mishnah at any cost, rejected these attempts. As in many other cases, nineteenth-century scholarship involved not only critical concerns, but ideological considerations as well.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Mishna
Links Online document (PDF, Modern Hebrew)
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