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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Women, Part Three: Nedarim, Nazir: Translation and Explanation

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Women, Part Three: Nedarim, Nazir: Translation and Explanation

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2007

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This is the third of a five-part analysis of the Mishnaic law of women. Jacob Neusner provides a translation and explanation of two separate Mishnah tractates: Nedarim and Nazir. Nedarim deals with vows, while Nazir pertains to the right of the husband to annul his wife’s vows. Neusner examines both tractates chapter by chapter, comparing the themes in them with those found in other Mishnah tractates and other Scripture.

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.).