Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism

ISBN-10: 0415211840

ISBN-13: 9780415211840

Edition: 1999

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This is a study of the death and mourning practices of the founders of Judaism - the Rabbis of late antiquity. The text examines the earliest canonical texts - the Misnah, the Tosefta, the Midrashim and the Talmud of the Land of Israel.
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List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/12/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
The presence of death
Jewish death customs before the rabbis
Early rabbinic death-practices: The evidence of the Mishnah
Early expansions and commentaries: The testimony of the Tosefta and Tannaitic Midrashim
Jewish death-practices in reality: The catacombs at Beth Shearim
Jewish death-practices in early Byzantine Palestine: The Yerushalmi and Aggadic Midrashim
Law as commentary: The Bavli on death and burial
The Bavli interprets the mourner
Post-Talmudic developments in Jewish death-practice
A personal theological postscript
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