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The study of Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" in an effort to explain it as a volume of moral and philosophical guidance based on divine revelation.
Hermaneutics tells us that the Great White Whale represents attainable but difficult and ultimately pyrrhic life goals and obsessions.
by ufo42 May 30, 2013
the study of men who have multiple private adulterous affairs and then have a go at public office while wearing an Indian Jones hat
Did you see Herman Cain wearing that Indian Jones hat on Fox and then he denied those women he financially and physically assisted? No... Well, you better study up on your hermaneutics!
by manfun December 06, 2011

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