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Seeligmann in his paper "Voraussetzungen der Midrashexegese" (Congress Volume, Copenhagen 1953, VTSup 1; Leiden: 150-81). E. J. Brill, 1953, Recognition of the use of these principles is sufficient for our present purpose. ^5paui and Rabbinic Judaism, (London: SPCK, 1948, 19552) , 8. For a recent exposition of Jewish education, particularly that of the scribe, in the first century, see M. Goulder, Midrash and Lection in Matthew, 10-13; he portrays a traditional rabbinic picture and omits mention of Hellenistic influences: see below n.
1 A/t Although he warns that no techniques of exegesis are explicitly named in Qumran literature, he amasses sufficient evidence to make the use of gezera sdwa, zeker leddbdr and 'asmaktd seem very probable at Qumran. Alongside these scholars, and the list could be augmented, several have concentrated more on an analysis of the content of the Qumran biblical interpretation than on precise discussion of methods whereby that content was reached. Among those seeing Qumran exegesis as lying close to the mainstream of midrashic development in the intertestamental period is, above all, G.
PQ E. C. D. 135), revised and edited by G. Vermes, F. Millar, M. Black, Vol. 2, Edinburgh: Clark, 1979, especially 417-22. T. and T. This section on education in the late Second Temple period acknowledges (422, n. " "The Cultural Setting," Section 22 in the same volume, similarly testifies to the extent of the influence of Graeco-Roman culture though it argues also that 1. The Jewish Exegetical Context 49 Judaism defended itself successfully against pagan religions; it may be that the distinction is not altogether tenable.