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The Mishnah: A New Translation

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Overview

The eminent Judaica scholar Jacob Neusner provides here the first form-analytical translation of the Mishnah. This pathbreaking edition provides as close to a literal translation as possible, following the syntax of Mishnaic Hebrew in its highly formalized and syntactically patterned language. Demonstrating that the Mishnah is a work of careful and formal poetry and prose, Neusner not only analyzes the repeated constructions but also divides the thoughts on the printed page so that the patterned language and the poetry comprised in those patterns emerge visually.

  • Title: The Mishnah
  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1988
  • Logos Release Date: 2004
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital > Logos Edition
  • Subject: Mishnah > English
  • Resource ID: LLS:29.5.1
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-06-07T23:44:50Z
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.).