I love this article. Thank you so much for your help. i was trying to see the applicability of pardes to exegesis that was contemporaneous with 2nd Temple Judaism and was getting confused; i was just today presented the kabbalistic origins of pardes as an exegetical acronym. It came from the medieval rhine region, not any milieu contemporaneous with yeshua and the apostles.
can you point me to any resources in addition to neusner that give a broad overview of mishnaic exegesis that was closer to yeshua’s and paul’s milieu?