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The Tosefta

ISBN: 9781619702622


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The importance of the Tosefta for literary, historical, and religious scholarship has long been known, and this two-volume set makes it accessible to many more readers. The work is a vital supplement to the early rabbinic oral tradition first set to writing in the Mishnah at the end of the second century of the Common Era. Dating to about 220 CE and also set in the Tannaic period, the Tosefta has the same six orders and essentially the same tractates as the Mishnah, often agreeing with it, but sometimes differing significantly in its understanding of the oral tradition. This English translation of the Mishnaic Hebrew (with some Aramaic) is not merely a paraphrase, but aims at a literal rendition into English of the formulary patterns and syntactical traits of the original text. It contains complete references to the passages in the Tosefta that cite verbatim the corresponding unit in the Mishnah, which is printed in italics. The Tosefta is crucial to the study of formative rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity.

Key Features

  • Crucial to the study of formative rabbinic Judaism and Christianity
  • Provides a literal English rendition of the mishnaic Hebrew (with some Aramaic)
  • Explains the laws of the Mishnah
  • Title: The Tosefta: Translated from the Hebrew with a New Introduction, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Volume: 1 & 2
  • Publisher: Hendrickson
  • Print Publication Date: 2002
  • Logos Release Date: 2017
  • Pages: 1984
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Rabbinical literature
  • ISBNs: 9781619702622, 1565636422
  • Resource ID: LLS:TOSEFTA
  • Resource Type: Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T23:26:55Z

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Jacob Neusner

Jacob Neusner (1932–2016) was a preeminent scholar of ancient Judaism and one of the most published authors ever, with more than 900 original volumes to his name. He was educated at Harvard University, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the University of Oxford, and Yale University. He was research professor of theology and senior fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Neusner’s work has been highly influential, if sometimes controversial. He pioneered applying “form criticism” to Rabbinic texts, and aimed at a humanistic and academic reading of ancient Jewish literature.

Nesuner’s works include the Jacob Neusner Jewish Studies Bundle (99 vols.).


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  1. Mendel Itkin

    Mendel Itkin


    If you have the Mishna by Neusner, this Tosefta is a good study help. You can jump directly from the Mishna to the Tosefta to the place where the Tosefta quotes the Mishna. Where the Tosefta and Mishna have the same text, the text is shown in italics with the reference to the Mishna. This is very helpful since parts of the Mishna are scattered in different chapters of the Tosefta.


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