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The Iranian Talmud : reading the Bavli in its Sasanian context

Author: Shai Secunda
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Divinations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Iranian Talmud reexamines the Babylonian Talmud—one of Judaism's most central texts—in the light of Persian literature and culture, providing an unprecedented and accessible overview to the vibrant world of pre-Islamic Iran that shaped the Bavli.
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Secunda, Shai.
Iranian Talmud
(DLC) 2013020983
(OCoLC)842880500
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shai Secunda
ISBN: 9780812209044 0812209044 0812245709 9780812245707
OCLC Number: 868967281
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 256 pages).
Contents: The Sea of Talmud and its shore: The Talmud --
In the temple and synagogue: locating Jewish-Zoroastrian encounters in Sasanian Mesopotamia --
Constructing "them": rabbinic and Zoroastrian discourses of the "other" --
Closer than they may appear: alternative descriptions of Sasanians and Zoroastrain priests in the Bavli --
In Iran: reading the Talmud in its Iranian context.
Series Title: Divinations.
Responsibility: Shai Secunda.
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