Wednesday, April 17, 2013

48 Ways: #14b - Textual analysis


Pirkei Avot 6:5 teaches that Torah is acquired in 48 ways, which it lists for us. The fourteenth of the 48 is mikra, which refers to Tanach, a.k.a. Scripture.

Yesterday we presented one way to look at this point. From the perspective of Rabbeinu Bechayye, though, this is about more than study of text; this is meant to encourage the student to examine the ways in which lessons are learned from the Torah's text. Over and above familiarity with the text, one must comprehend the ways in which we derive lessons from its words.

Have a great day,

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