aenigma


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Many exegetes, to be sure, regularly commented on the obscure nature of all of Jesus's parables and considered much of the Bible, Old Testament or New, to be obscure and hence parabolic in style or genre; they routinely described portions of scripture with the noun parabola or its synonym aenigma and with adjectives like occulta, arcana, rnystica, abdita, secreta, and of course, obscura.
Etymology: from aenigma (Latin), meaning "mystery," referring to the many unknown aspects of the natural history of this unusual Solenopsis.
Now they articulate only "fragmented transcendence," to use Adorno's terms--or, following Heidegger, a (hermeneutic) circle in which the self is revealed as a (finite) aenigma.