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

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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

The power conferred by distance from power : redaction and meaning in b. A.Z. 10a-11a 23
A good story deserves retelling : the unfolding of the Akiva legend 71
"Rav Assi had this old mother" : the structure, meaning, and formation of a Talmudic story 101
"The holy one blessed be he ... does not permit the righteous to stumble" : reflections on the development of a remarkable BT theologoumenon 125
"The slave of a scholar is like a scholar" : stories about rabbis and their slaves in the Babylonian Talmud 181
Composition and redaction in Bavli, Pereq Heleq 201
Stammaitic historiography 219
The Yavneh-cycle of the Stammaim and the invention of the Rabbis 237
Agada unbound : inter-Agadic characterization of sages in the Bavli and implications for reading Agada 293
Aspects of the formation of the Talmud 339
The cultural dignity of narrative 361
The world of the 'sabboraim' : cultural aspects of post-redactional additions to the Bavli 383
Criteria of stammaitic intervention in Aggada 417
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