Creation & Composition: The Contribution of the Bavli Redactors (Stammaim) to the Aggada

Creation & Composition: The Contribution of the Bavli Redactors (Stammaim) to the Aggada

by Jeffrey Rubenstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 3161486927

ISBN-13: 9783161486920

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

The contributors to this book analyze how the redactors of the Talmud transformed and reworked earlier aggadic (non-legal) traditions. Critical study of the Babylonian Talmud is founded on the distinction between two literary strata: traditions attributed to named sages (the Amoraim, c. 200-450 CE) and setam hatalmud , the unattributed or anonymous material. The

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The contributors to this book analyze how the redactors of the Talmud transformed and reworked earlier aggadic (non-legal) traditions. Critical study of the Babylonian Talmud is founded on the distinction between two literary strata: traditions attributed to named sages (the Amoraim, c. 200-450 CE) and setam hatalmud , the unattributed or anonymous material. The conclusion of modern scholars is that the anonymous stratum postdates the Amoraic stratum and should be attributed to the Talmudic redactors, also known as Stammaim (c. 450-700 CE.) The contribution of the Stammaim to the aggadic (non-legal) portions of the Talmud - to midrash, narratives, ethics and theology - has received minimal scholarly attention. The articles in this book demonstrate that the Stammaim made a profound contribution to the aggadic portions of the Babylonian Talmud and illustrate the processes by which they created and composed many aggadic traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783161486920
Publisher:
Mohr Siebeck
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism Series, #114
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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