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Jacob Neusner Select Works on Rabbinic Judaism (10 vols.)

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, 2003–2004

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Overview

What does “rabbinic civilization” refer to? Why is it assumed that widely separated and culturally diverse Jewish communities of the past 18 centuries constitute an essentially harmonious expression of a single set of values and ideals? The answer is that nearly the whole world of Jewry from Talmudic times to the nineteenth century in the West share a single and inclusive view of life and way of living. That view is built on a single symbol: Torah. Rabbis express and embody the symbol of the Torah, and therefore, this civilization is known as “rabbinic.”

In this comprehensive 10-volume collection, Jacob Neusner and other Judaic scholars examine rabbinic Judaism, with particular emphasis on the Judaic texts and the political, cultural, and sociological elements of this civilization.

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For more on Rabbinic Judaism, check out Introduction to Rabbinic Literature.

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Key Features

  • Provides a detailed study of the Talmud, the Mishnah, and other topics in rabbinic Judaism
  • Features contributions from multiple scholars
  • Includes indices on names and subjects as well as biblical and Talmudic passages

Product Details

  • Title: Jacob Neusner Select Works on Rabbinic Judaism
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Volumes: 10
  • Pages: 3,454
  • Resource Type: Monographs
  • Topic: Judaica

Individual Titles

Invitation to the Talmud: A Teaching Book

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 396

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The Talmud is a daunting sea of literature, and understanding all of its intricacies is not an easy task, even for seasoned scholars of Judaic studies. In this book, Jacob Neusner invites uninitiated readers to learn more about the structure and text of the Talmud in order to better understand its concepts.

The Talmud: A Close Encounter

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 200

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Jacob Neusner offers guidance in approaching the Talmud, analyzing the ancient teachings, and interpreting the basis of religious authority for traditional Judaism. The result is a vivid introduction to one of the great documents of religion in society.

The Mishnah: Introduction and Reader

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 238

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Any valid description of early rabbinic thought must begin with the Mishnah, one of the earliest dated sources of Judaism, and must focus on the subjects the sages considered important. This book introduces the reader to the world of the Mishnah in a thoughtful, engaging, and spirited manner. Neusner formulates a theory of the Mishnah: what it is, how it should be read, and why it is of considerable interest in the study of religious conceptions of the social order. The result is a relatively quick and easy entry into the sometimes difficult and complex world of the Mishnah and its.

The Modern Study of the Mishnah

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 312

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Jacob Neusner and other researchers in Judaic studies critically assess the modern history of the study of the Mishnah, beginning with Jacob N. Epstein, early twentieth-century rabbinic scholar, and concluding with more recent contributions from such scholars as Hanokh Albeck, Abraham Goldberg, and Benjamin DeVries.

Eliezer Ben Hyrcanus: The Tradition and the Man, vol. 1

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 518

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An important study by Neusner on the “Mishnaic sage” and rabbi Eliezer Ben Hyrcanus, Jacob Neusner explores the myths surrounding Hyracanus while seeking to discover the man himself. Volumes one and two of Eliezer Ben Hyrcanus will download as one resource.

Eliezer Ben Hyrcanus: The Tradition and the Man, vol. 2

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 544

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An important study by Neusner on the “Mishnaic sage” and rabbi Eliezer Ben Hyrcanus, Jacob Neusner explores the myths surrounding Hyracanus while seeking to discover the man himself. Volumes one and two of Eliezer Ben Hyrcanus will download as one resource.

Judaism as Philosophy: The Method and the Message of the Mishnah

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 320

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The Mishnah is the first canonical writing of Judaism after the Hebrew Scriptures of ancient Israel—and the foundation of the two Talmuds and of all Judaism thereafter. According to Jacob Neusner, the key to understanding the Mishnah is to read it as philosophy, in accord with the generally accepted understanding of philosophy in its time and place. In Judaism as Philosophy, Neusner studies a large sample of evidence, meticulously translated and carefully explained, and identifies the philosophical side of the Mishnah's system, method, and message alike.

Understanding Rabbinic Judaism: From Talmudic to Modern Times

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 430
  • Pages: 2003

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In an attempt to define “rabbinic civilization” and explore what makes a culture “rabbinic,” Jacob Neusner and other Judaic scholars examine the continuities of rabbinic Judaism from Talmudic to modern times.

Rabbinic Literature and the New Testament: What We Cannot Show, We Do Not Know

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 208

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Jacob Neusner begins with a study of the characteristics of rabbinic literature and a demonstration of why this literature cannot be easily used for the kind of history New Testament scholarship proposes to produce. He then critiques the writings of various New Testament scholars and highlights the differences between his own work and that of his critics.

Judaism: The Classical Statement: The Evidence of the Bavli

  • Author: Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 288

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The Babylonian Talmud—or Bavli—serves as the single authoritative statement of Jewish law and theology. In this fourth volume of his examination of major formative texts of Judaism, Jacob Neusner explains how and why the Bavli came to define the Jewish faith from its time to ours. He traces the history of the composition of the Babylonian Talmud, clarifies its relation to the earlier corpus of canonical literature, and clearly establishes its philosophical, religious, and cultural context.

About Jacob Neusner

Jacob Neusner is research professor of theology and senior fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College.

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