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Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

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ISBN: 9780385497510


In Introduction to Rabbinic Literature, legendary author and teacher Jacob Neusner distills a lifetime of scholarship into the essence of what has been received from the rabbis. This book gives readers everything they need to know to understand rabbinic literature. It explores the formative age and the forces that gave rise to rabbinic literature, and tells in a simple, straightforward way what these documents are, where to find them, how to read them, and why their content matters. Best of all, Neusner masterfully covers all this in one relatively compact volume that both novice and expert can appreciate.

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  • Provides insight and knowledge of rabbinic literature
  • Explores the formative age and the forces that gave rise to rabbinic literature
  • Discusses what the rabbinic documents are, where to find them, how to read them, and why their content matters
  • Rabbinic Literature as a Whole
  • Distinguishing Documents by Distinctive Characteristics: Rhetoric and Topic
  • Documentary Coherence and Differentiation: The Four Logics of Coherent Discourse in Rabbinic Literature
  • The Dialectical Argument in Rabbinic Literature
  • The Mishnah
  • The Tosefta
  • The Talmud of the Land of Israel
  • The Talmud of Babylonia
  • Midrash: Writing with Scripture
  • Mekhilta Attributed to R. Ishmael (Exodus)
  • Sifra (Leviticus)
  • Sifré to Numbers
  • Sifré to Deuteronomy
  • Genesis Rabbah
  • Leviticus Rabbah
  • Pesiqta deRab Kahana
  • Pesiqta Rabbati
  • Song of Songs Rabbah
  • Ruth Rabbah
  • Lamentations Rabbati
  • Esther Rabbah Part One
  • Rabbinic Literature and Individual Sages: Writing Without Authors
  • Tractate Abot (The Fathers)
  • Abot deRabbi Nathan (The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan)
  • “The Targumim in the Context of Rabbinic Literature” by Paul V. McCracken Flesher
  • Rabbinic Literature and the Formation of Judaism
  • Title: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1994
  • Logos Release Date: 2010
  • Pages: 752
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital > Logos Edition
  • Subjects: Judaism > History--Talmudic period, 10-425; Rabbinical literature > History and criticism
  • ISBN: 9780385497510
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T22:38:07Z

Jacob Neusner is one of the world's preeminent authorities on Judaism in the first centuries C.E., and holds the position of Distinguished Research Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he resides. He was ordained a rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and has published more than five hundred books on Judaism, including, The Mishnah: A New Translation, The Babylonian Talmud: A Translation and Commentary, and was editor of the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud Collection (50 vols.).