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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Six: Negaim: Mishnah-Tosefta

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Six: Negaim: Mishnah-Tosefta

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2007

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In part six of this series, Jacob Neusner examines the Negaim, the Mishnah-tractate that deals with leprosy and how to purify those who have leprosy. Neusner outlines the Negaim chapter-by-chapter and interprets it from both the context of the Mishnah and Scripture.

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.).