Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism 200 BCE-400 CE

Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism 200 BCE-400 CE

by Martin S. Jaffee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195140672

ISBN-13: 9780195140675

Pub. Date: 04/19/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The classical Rabbinic tradition (legal, discursive, and exegetical) claims to be Oral Torah, transmitted by word of mouth in an unbroken chain deriving its authority ultimately from diving revelation to Moses at Sinai. Since the third century C.E., however, this tradition has been embodied in written texts. Through judicious deployment and analysis of the evidence

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The classical Rabbinic tradition (legal, discursive, and exegetical) claims to be Oral Torah, transmitted by word of mouth in an unbroken chain deriving its authority ultimately from diving revelation to Moses at Sinai. Since the third century C.E., however, this tradition has been embodied in written texts. Through judicious deployment and analysis of the evidence, Martin Jaffee is able to show that the Rabbinic tradition, as we have it, developed through a mutual interpretation of oral and written modes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195140675
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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