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Forms of rabbinic literature and thought : an introduction

Author: Alexander Samely; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Surveying the corpus of rabbinic literature, written in Hebrew and Aramaic and which contains the foundations of Judaism, in particular the Talmud, this book explains why the character of the texts is crucial to an understanding of rabbinic thought, and why they pose problems to modern, Western-educated readers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Einführung
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Samely, Alexander.
Forms of rabbinic literature and thought.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006039412
(OCoLC)76937306
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Samely; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9781435622999 1435622995
OCLC Number: 143838879
Description: 1 online resource (279 pages)
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The works of rabbinic literature ; 2. Parts and wholes in rabbinic literature ; 3. How statements are linked to each other ; 4. The quotable Bible ; 5. Appropriating Scripture ; 6. The literary device of quoting rabbis ; 7. Oral and written texts ; 8. Putting the world into rabbinic words ; 9. The Talmud as conversation and repository ; 10. Hermeneutic models of story and history ; Conclusion ; Sample texts
Responsibility: Alexander Samely.
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