Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature

ISBN-10: 0521605083
ISBN-13: 9780521605083
Edition: 2007
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Description: This companion guides beginning students of rabbinic literature to the range of historical-interpretive and culture-critical issues that contemporary scholars use when studying the rabbinic texts of late antiquity.

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 438
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

This companion guides beginning students of rabbinic literature to the range of historical-interpretive and culture-critical issues that contemporary scholars use when studying the rabbinic texts of late antiquity.

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Brief Time Line of Rabbinic Literature
Glossary
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
The Conditions of Rabbinic Literary Activity
Rabbinic Authorship as a Collective Enterprise
The Orality of Rabbinic Writing
Social and Institutional Settings of Rabbinic Literature
The Political Geography of Rabbinic Texts
The Genres of Rabbinic Literary Composition
Rabbinic Midrash and Ancient Jewish Biblical Interpretation
The Judaean Legal Tradition and the Halakhah of the Mishnah
Roman Law and Rabbinic Legal Composition
Middle Persian Culture and Babylonian Sages: Accommodation and Resistance in the Shaping of Rabbinic Legal Tradition
Jewish Visionary Tradition in Rabbinic Literature
An Almost Invisible Presence: Multilingual Puns in Rabbinic Literature
Hermeneutical Frames for Interpreting Rabbinic Literature
The "Other" in Rabbinic Literature
Regulating the Human Body: Rabbinic Legal Discourse and the Making of Jewish Gender
Rabbinic Historiography and Representations of the Past
Rabbinical Ethical Formation and the Formation of Rabbinic Ethical Compilations
Hellenism in Jewish Babylonia
Bibliography
Index
Source Index

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