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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Naftali S Cohn
|Description:||xii, 240 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||The narration of temple ritual as rabbinic memory in the late second or early third century --
Rabbis as jurists of Judean ritual law and competing claims for authority --
The temple, the great court, and rabbinic invention of the past --
Narrative form and rabbinic authority --
Constructing sacred space --
The Mishnah in the context of a wider Judean, Christian, and Roman temple discourse --
The memory of the temple and the making of the rabbis --
The Mishnah's temple ritual narratives and court-centered ritual narratives --
Mishnaic narratives in which a rabbi or rabbis issue an opinion with respect to a case.
|Responsibility:||Naftali S. Cohn.|
"A learned, nuanced, and well-written study of an important theme in a foundational text of rabbinic Judaism. Cohn shows that we must look outside rabbinic literature if we are to place the Mishnah