The Talmud: What It Is and What It Says / Edition 1

The Talmud: What It Is and What It Says / Edition 1

by Jacob Neusner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742546713

ISBN-13: 9780742546714

Pub. Date: 07/24/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Wherever Jews have settled and whatever languages they spoke, they created a community with a single set of common values. One law, one theology defined the community throughout their many migrations. A single book explains how this came about—the Talmud. By re-framing the Torah through sustained argument and analysis, the Talmud encourages the reader to

Overview

Wherever Jews have settled and whatever languages they spoke, they created a community with a single set of common values. One law, one theology defined the community throughout their many migrations. A single book explains how this came about—the Talmud. By re-framing the Torah through sustained argument and analysis, the Talmud encourages the reader to actively apply reason and practice logic. Renowned scholar Jacob Neusner introduces readers to the Talmud, defining it, explaining its historical context, and illustrating why it remains relevant today. Neusner's The Talmud: What It Is and What It Says invites readers to engage with the text, and emphasizes that the Talmud will continue to be an important cultural guidebook for Jewish life through the next millennium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742546714
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/24/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
635,832
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Chapter 1. History: The World in Which the Talmud Came Into Being Part 3 Chapter 2. What is the Mishnah? Part 4 Chapter 3. What is the Gemara? Part 5 Chapter 4. The Two Talmuds Part 6 Chapter 5. How Is the Talmud Part of the Torah? Part 7 Chapter 6. How is the Sage Part of the Torah? Part 8 Chapter 7. How Does the Talmud Present God? Part 9 Glossary Part 10 Sources of Rabbinic Texts Part 11 Index Part 12 About the Author

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