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The Mishnah : an introduction

Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2004] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Drawing on his own recent translation, Neusner introduces The Mishnah, the 2nd century classic codification of oral Jewish law, explaining its internal logic and structure, and its relevance to  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Neusner
ISBN: 0876688768 9780876688762 1568213581 9781568213583
OCLC Number: 183353103
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published: Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, ©1989.
Description: xvii, 235 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Table of ContentsPreface ixAcknowledgements and Permissions xiii1. The Mishnah as Literature 1 Identifying the Mishnah 1 Mishnah Tractate Berakhot 1:1 2 Mishnah Tractate Uqsin 3:11 2 Using the Evidence in Hand 6 The Contents and Organization of the Mishnah 10 An Outline of the Topical Program of the Mishnah 13 The Rhetoric of the Mishnah: Patterning Language 17 The Logic of the Mishnah: Proving Propositions 26 The Meaning of the Mishnah's Rhetoric and Logic 34 The Purpose of the Mishnah: Law Code or Schoolbook? 372. The Mishnah as Religion 40 Defining a Religion and a Judaism 40 The Mishnah's Judaism before 70 C.E. 42 The Mishnah's Judaism after the Destruction of the Temple: 70-132 C.E. 45 The Mishnah after 135 C.E.: The System Seen Whole 51 The Judaism of the Mishnah 533. The Mishnah's Social Vision: Means of Production, Market, Wealth 61 The Building Block of Society in the Mishnah's Social Vision 61 The Household: Baba Batra Chapter 3 64 The Market: Baba Mesia Chapter 4 79 Wealth: Baba Mesia Chapter 5 97 The Steady-State Economy in a Static Social World 1184. The Mishnah's Social Vision: Woman and Caste 121 Women in the Household 121 Women: Yebamot Chapter 10 123 Case Structure: Qiddushin Chapter 4 131 The Social Vision of the Mishnah 1405. The Mishnah's Theological and Philosophical Vision 149 History and the Laws of History: Rosh Hashanah Chapter 4, Taanit Chapter 4, Zebahim Chapter 14, Sotah Chapter 9 149 Israel and God, Partners in the Land: Maaserot Chapter 1 172 Intention: Makhshirin Chapter 4 181 Humanity in Crisis: What Can Israel Do? 1986. The Mishnah and the Torah: The Impact of the Mishnah on the Formation of Judaism 200 The Problem of the Mishnah 200 Tractate Avot Chapter 1 206 The Mishnah and the Torah: The Theory of Tractate Avot 211 The Yerushalmi Talmud's Theory of the Mishnah 214 The Mishnah and the Judaism of the Dual Torah 220 The Relevance of the Mishnah to Judaism in the Twenty-First Century 227Structure of the Mishnah 230Index 231
Responsibility: Jacob Neusner.


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