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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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.).