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SYSTÈME D’ÉCRITURE, LITTÉRALITÉ, HERMÉNEUTIQUE BIBLIQUE ET TALMUDIQUE

Abstract : In Jewish law the letter of the law means two things. One is an element of the system of writing that is used to transcribe Hebrew texts. The other one is the obvious meaning of a statement. The following text examines the relationship between both senses of “letter” and suggests that a misunderstanding of at least one of the two meanings is not unrelated to Paul’s condemnation of the so-called Pharisaic reading of the law for being legalistic and formalistic. This condemnation requires the examination of the following notions: the first is literal meaning as it is understood in Jewish law or rather the peshat, mistranslated by “literal meaning”; the second is the confused , long ill-defined notion of formalism; and lastly, the device whereby Jewish law scholars used to replace the vowels of a Hebrew text in order for it to mean something somewhat different.
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Stefan Goltzberg. SYSTÈME D’ÉCRITURE, LITTÉRALITÉ, HERMÉNEUTIQUE BIBLIQUE ET TALMUDIQUE. Dossiers d'HEL, SHESL, 2016, Écriture(s) et représentations du langage et des langues, 9, pp.333-345. ⟨hal-01306920⟩

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