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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Twenty-Two: The Mishnaic System of Uncleanness: Its Context and History

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Part Twenty-Two: The Mishnaic System of Uncleanness: Its Context and History

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2007

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Jacob Neusner compares and contrasts various systems of purity and cleanliness, such as the Israelite and Mishnaic systems. He describes the sources of uncleanness and modes of purity throughout rabbinic history.

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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.).