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The memory of the Temple and the making of the rabbis

Author: Naftali S Cohn
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: Divinations.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Naftali S. Cohn provides an innovative understanding of the rabbinic authors of the Mishnah and their intense focus on the Temple. He contends that the memory of the Temple served a political  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naftali S Cohn
ISBN: 9780812244571 0812244575
OCLC Number: 785870978
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.
Series Title: Divinations.
Responsibility: Naftali S. Cohn.
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"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 Read more...

 
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