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Because of the more parochial circumstances of their own time, medieval exegetes tended to gloss the verb "ta'arafu" to mean learning about each other's tribal and similar affiliational backgrounds in order to establish bonds of kinship and affection.
It is also a provocative book that will elicit strong disagreement from many theologians and exegetes.
Though modern exegetes tend not to reproduce his list, they are still, on the whole, informed by the patriarchal assumptions of this perspective.
But many staunch defenders of the Vulgate, fueled by anti-Semitic prejudice, criticized any recourse to the Hebrew original, not to mention the rabbinic commentaries, arguing that the Jews had willfully falsified the biblical passages used by Christian exegetes to uphold the Catholic fai th.
For although the exegetes relied on many other historical works, such as those by the Lutheran Johann Mosheim and the Anglican Milman's History of Christianity, no other historian is cited as often or as consistently, and none comes close to holding such a high and honoured place as Gibbon.
However, it is also true to say that patristic exegetes often resorted to interpretive methods that would not win many adherents today.
The different levels of the Qur'an are shown as corresponding to the different capacities of its exegetes, each of whom sees the scripture at the level of his own capacity.
Here I have sought to interpret, in dialogue with exegetes [Biblical experts] of the past and of the present, what Matthew and Luke recount at the beginning of their Gospels about the infancy of Jesus.
Although the editors do not intend for this volume to serve as a textbook for a preaching class, its usefulness to homileticians and exegetes should not be underestimated.
As Mary Meyeski points out, "Like the church fathers, medieval exegetes believed, first of all, that the Bible was not only, nor even primarily, a text, or an inert artifact to be studied by whatever methods were to hand.
There is little in this chapter that is directly connected with "Nature and Scripture", the theme of the work, except for a meager discussion by two exegetes.
This emphasis certainly directs modern exegetes of ancient texts to a more realistic and concrete way of approaching multidimensional experiences such as conversations.