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Understanding Rabbinic Judaism: From Talmudic to Modern Times

Understanding Rabbinic Judaism: From Talmudic to Modern Times

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2003

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In an attempt to define “rabbinic civilization” and explore what makes a culture “rabbinic,” Jacob Neusner and other Judaic scholars examine the continuities of rabbinic Judaism from Talmudic to modern times.

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.).