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Parables of the Sages: Jewish Wisdom from Jesus to Rav Ashi

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This innovative work provides the reader with a complete anthology of the parables which appear in the literature of the Tannaim and the earliest Amoraim. Parables, short stories with moral insight and a clear aim, are among the finest literary creations we possess from antiquity. Indeed, the parable served as an important tool for the sage who felt it important to instruct the public about current life or to present solutions for problems in the interpretation of the Bible.

This is the first publication of a complete anthology of the parables of the Tannaim. The parables are explained literally—their social, cultural, linguistic and historical background—to allow them to stand on their literary merits.

The background for the parables of the New Testament is to be found in the world of Israel’s Sages, and where pertinent, the parables associated with Jesus are noted.

  • Presents these pedagogical gems in their original Hebrew language with a fresh English translation
  • Provides a complete annotated collection of narrative parables found in the earliest stratum of Rabbinic Judaism, the literature of the Tannaim
  • Considers the historical, social and religious aspects of the individual entries, and when relevant their possible contribution to our understanding of the parables of Jesus.
  • Title: Parables of the Sages: Jewish Wisdom from Jesus to Rav Ashi
  • Authors: R. Steven Notley, Ze’ev Safrai
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: Carta Jerusalem
  • Print Publication Date: 2011
  • Logos Release Date: 2022
  • Pages: 388
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subjects: Parables in rabbinical literature; Tannaim
  • ISBNs: 9789652208293, 9652208299
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-03-25T20:34:54Z


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    Digital list price: $83.99
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