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The Culture of the Babylonian Talmud.

Author: Jeffrey L Rubenstein
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this pathbreaking study Jeffrey L. Rubenstein reconstructs the cultural milieu of the rabbinic academy that produced the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, which quickly became the authoritative text of rabbinic Judaism and remains so to this day. Unlike the rabbis who had earlier produced the shorter Palestinian Talmud (the Yerushalmi) and who had passed on their teachings to students individually or in small and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey L Rubenstein
ISBN: 9780801882654 0801882656 9780801881398 0801881390 0801873886 9780801873881
OCLC Number: 773256946
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional; 17
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations and Conventions --
Tractates --
Introduction --
Chapter 1 The Rabbinic Academy --
Chapter 2 Dialectics --
Chapter 3 Violence --
Chapter 4 Shame --
Chapter 5 Lineage and Rabbinic Leadership --
Chapter 6 Wives --
Chapter 7 Elitism: The Sages and the Amei ha'arets --
Chapter 8 Conclusion: The Legacy of the Stammaim --
Notes --
Selected Bibliography --
General Index --
Source Index.


This book provides a unique and new perspective on the formative years of rabbinic Judaism and will be essential reading for all students of the Talmud.  Read more...


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This well organized, well written, fascinating, broad ranging, carefully argued book reconstructs the cultural milieu of the rabbinic academy that produced the Babylonian Talmud (Bavli). Association Read more...

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