pilpulist


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pilpulist

one who uses Talmudic dialectic; a subtle reasoner. — pilpulistic, adj.
See also: Argumentation
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Halivni argues that, contrary to appearances, later pilpulists extended this move toward the plain, literal sense, as did the kabbalists: "Pilpul does not read into the text.