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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Damages, Part Five: The Mishnaic System of Damages

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Damages, Part Five: The Mishnaic System of Damages

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2007

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This fifth and final part of Jacob Neusner’s analysis of the Mishnaic law of damages analyzes the system as a whole and describes the formation of each tractate—from Baba Qamma to Horayot. Neusner then outlines the Mishnaic law of damages over the course of various time periods, such as the destruction of the temple of the period of Yavneh from 70 to 120 AD.

Author Bio

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.).