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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Five: Ohalot: Literary and Historical Problems

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Five: Ohalot: Literary and Historical Problems

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2007

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In order to describe the literary and historical problems of the Ohalot, Jacob Neusner examines how it relates to the overarching contexts of the Mishnah-Tosefta. He considers the forms and formulary patterns of the Ohalot and how it became law. He also outlines the formation of the Ohalot, its scriptural foundations, and its exegetical traditions.

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.).