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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Eleven: Tohorot: Commentary

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Eleven: Tohorot: Commentary

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2007

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In part 11 of his study of Jewish purity laws, Jacob Neusner studies the Tohorot, a tractate of the Mishnah that deals with the cleanliness and consecration of food, clothing, and utensils. Neusner outlines the Tohorot chapter-by-chapter and interprets it alongside other themes and ideas found in the Mishnah.

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.).