Maimonides and the hermeneutics of concealment : deciphering scripture and midrash in The guide of the perplexed (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Maimonides and the hermeneutics of concealment : deciphering scripture and midrash in The guide of the perplexed

Author: James Arthur Diamond
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2002.
Series: SUNY series in Jewish philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Moses Maimonides; Maimónides.; Maimónides; Moses Maimonides; Moses Maimonides; Moses Maimonides; Moses Maimonides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Arthur Diamond
ISBN: 0791452476 9780791452479 0791452484 9780791452486
OCLC Number: 47168767
Description: x, 235 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Poetry of Midrash and Heterogeneity of Scripture --
Midrash on Midrash: Self-Reflexive Discourse in the Guide --
Shir Hashirim Rabbah 1:8 and the Parabolic Method --
Genesis Rabbah 9 and Flash Technique --
Genesis Rabbah 27 and Prophetic Radicalism --
Intertextual Foils in the Guide: Jacob vs. The Married Harlot --
Parabolic Precision vs. Parabolic Flourish --
Solomon's Married Harlot as Foil to Jacob --
"The Lord hath forsaken the earth": An Interlude on the Dilemma of Providence in Maimonides --
Divine Immutability and Providence: Chapters I:10-15--Prelude to the Secret of Jacob's Ladder --
Punishment as Cipher for Pre-eternal Will --
The Sitting of Indifference --
Rising and the Role of Metatron --
Standing on the Mount of Olives: The Intellectualization of a Messianic Vision --
Adam: Situating Man in the Providential Scheme --
Moses: The Paragon of an Elitist Providence --
The Seven Units of Jacob's Ladder and Their Message --
"Ladder" --
"Set up on earth" --
"And the top of it reached Heaven" --
"Angels of God" (elohim) --
"Ascending and descending" --
"And behold the Lord stood above it" --
The Coalescence of Three Interpretations --
Chapter III:24 of the Guide: "Trial"--The Bridge between Metaphysics and Law --
Trial Passages --
Omission of a Trial Passage: Bitter Waters and Perfect Law --
The Quarry of Efficient Causality --
Reflections on the Ultimate Verses of the Guide --
Conclusion: Text and Prooftext: An Abrahamic/Mosaic Joint Venture toward Enlightenment.
Series Title: SUNY series in Jewish philosophy.
Responsibility: James Arthur Diamond.

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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