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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Seventeen: Makhshirin

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Seventeen: Makhshirin

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2007

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Mishnah-tractate Makhshirin deals with the cleanliness of liquids used to moisten food. In this volume, Jacob Neusner not only outlines each chapter of the Makhshirin but also explains how it relates to the Mishnah-Tosefta in the rabbinic cities of Yahneh and Usha.

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.).