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Exegetical Terminology of Akkadian Commentaries (Uri Gabbay) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004323469
Exegetical Terminology of Akkadian Commentaries (Uri Gabbay) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004323469
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Title: Exegetical Terminology of Akkadian Commentaries

Author: Gabbay, Uri

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004323469

Volumes: 1; Pages: 372

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In The Exegetical Terminology of Akkadian Commentaries Uri Gabbay offers the first detailed study of the well-developed set of technical terms found in ancient Mesopotamian commentaries. Understanding the hermeneutical function of these terms is essential for reconstructing the ancient Mesopotamian exegetical tradition. Using the exegetical terminology attested in the large corpus of Akkadian commentaries from the first millennium BCE, the book addresses the hermeneutics of the commentaries, investigates the scholastic environment in which they were composed, and considers the relationship between the terminology of commentaries and the divine authority of the texts they elucidate. The book concludes with a comparative study that traces links between the terminology used in Akkadian commentaries and that used in early Hebrew exegesis.

Table of Contents



Chapter I: The reality behind commentaries: Terms for study, discourse, sources, and compilation

Chapter II: "What?": Interpretation through definition (equation and description)

Chapter III: "How, why?": Terms for contextual explanations

Chapter IV: Terms for the nature of the text and hermeneutic awareness

Chapter V: The verb qabu, "to say," in Akkadian commentaries


Appendix 1: Terms for interpretation found in divinatory sources

Appendix 2: Comparisons with early Hebrew exegetical terminology



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