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Tradition and the formation of the Talmud

Author: Moulie Vidas
Publisher: Princeton Princeton University Press 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

It is widely recognized that the creators of the Talmud innovatively interpreted and changed the older traditions on which they drew. The author argues on the contrary that structural features of the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moulie Vidas
OCLC Number: 891656652
Notes: Forthcoming publication
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 1 volume
Contents: A Note on Style Conventions vii Introduction 1 PART I 21 Chapter One The Alterity of Tradition 23 Chapter Two The Division into Layers 45 Chapter Three Composition as Critique 81 PART II 113 Chapter Four Scholars, Transmitters, and the Making of talmud 115 Chapter Five The Debate about Recitation 150 Chapter Six Tradition and Vision 167 Conclusion 203 Acknowledgments 215 Bibliography 217 Source Index 233 Subject Index 237


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Honorable Mention for the 2016 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, and Jewish History & Culture in Antiquity, Association for Jewish Studies "Vidas's book exemplifies the best Read more...

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