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Invitation to the Talmud: A Teaching Book

Invitation to the Talmud: A Teaching Book

Jacob Neusner

| Wipf & Stock | 2003

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The Talmud is a daunting sea of literature, and understanding all of its intricacies is not an easy task, even for seasoned scholars of Judaic studies. In this book, Jacob Neusner invites uninitiated readers to learn more about the structure and text of the Talmud in order to better understand its concepts.

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.).