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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Twenty: Uqsin

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Twenty: Uqsin

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2007

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Like the Zabim, Tebul Yom, and Yadayim, the Uqsin is a secondary and derivative tractate, involving themes introduced in previous tractates and developing special aspects of them. The Uqsin carries forward the discussion of uncleanness of food, including sprigs and other handles.

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.).