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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Fifteen: Niddah: Commentary

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Fifteen: Niddah: Commentary

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2007

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Mishnah-tractate Niddah is devoted to two principle themes: secretions of the body and the resulting uncleanness associated with these excretions. Most of the body fluids under discussion derive from the woman.

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.).