The Abarbanel is included amongst the commentators who appose the exegetical principles, which blur the clarity of the text. He, therefore, denies the possibility that a word of dual meanings appear twice in the same verse — each time expressing a different meaning. He is, however, conscious of the deliberate wordplay in the Scripture, including deliberate ambiguity. In this article seven examples from the biblical narrative are discussed in which the Abarbanel identifies these ambiguities. These examples are cases in which it is possible to suggest that the biblical narrator intentionally planted ambiguity in the stories.
|Original language||American English|
|State||Published - 2007|