Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, The, Volume Three: Seder Niziqin
Hermeneutics, conventionally defined as “theory of interpretation,” in Rabbinic Judaism finds its data in the modes of analytical thought that produce useful knowledge out of the facts deriving from three sources. These sources are  the Torah, Scripture and tradition,  nature, and  the social order constituted by holy Israel, the latter two as contemplated and classified to begin with by the Torah. These data require structure, proportion, order, balance and rationalization. What theory of interpretation identifies among those data points of likeness and contrast that define category-formations of cogency and proportion? That is the question I systematically answer, following the sequence of the Halakhic category-formations of the Mishnah-Tosefta-Yerushalmi-Bavli. Hermeneutics then articulates the results of a distinctive mode of thought, and, in the Halakhah, it is the analogical-contrastive kind. That is to say, analytical thought defining the category-formations that are subject to hermeneutical reflection proceeds in accord with the rules of analogical-contrastive thinking.
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TRACTATE BABA QAMMA
The Exposition of the Components of the Given CategoryFormation
THE HERMENEUTICS OF THE BABAS
The Generativity of the CategoryFormation
by the MishnahToseftaYerushalmiBavli
Aggadah Aggadic asherah attested danger Baba Batra bailment Bavli beast belonging beneﬁt borrower bring category-formation claim collect court courtyard death penalty deemed harmless deﬁned denars died exempt father fellow ﬁnd ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂock ﬂogging forbidden four cubits fourfold or ﬁvefold gave gentile give God’s gored guilt offering Halakhah Halakhic hand handbreadths hermeneutics high priest hired householder hundred zuz idol idolatry impose an oath inﬂicted inherit injured intentionality Israel Israelite killed Land of Israel leases a ﬁeld maneh matter Mishnah Oral Torah owner paid bailee party pay compensation permitted person produce proﬁts prohibited public domain purchaser rent responsibility restitution rule sages Sanhedrin says Scripture sela sell sharecrops slaughtered slave So-and-so sold someone speciﬁcally stolen takes an oath takes precedence Talmud testimony tion title through usucaption topic Torah Tosefta tractate transactions uncleanness usury utensils wheat wine witnesses worker