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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Eight: Negaim: Literary and Historical Problems

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Eight: Negaim: Literary and Historical Problems

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2007

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Part eight completes Jacob Neusner’s discussion of the Mishnah-Tosefta Negaim and Sifra Negaim-Mesora. Here, Neusner examines how the Negaim relates to the overarching contexts of the Mishnah-Tosefta and the Sifra. He considers the forms and formulary patterns of the Negaim and how it became law.

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.).