Jerusalem and Athens

Neusner , Jacob , Bavli That Might Have Been : The Tosefta's Theory of Mishnah - Commentary Compared with that of the Babylonian Talmud . Atlanta , 1990 : Scholars Press for South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism .

Jerusalem and Athens

Neusner shows in this original study how philosophy, specifically, dialectical analysis, defines the logic of the Talmud of Babylonia's Gemara and guides the writers of the Gemara's compositions and the compilers of its composites in their analysis and amplification of some of the topical presentations, or tractates, of the Mishnah.

Three Questions of Formative Judaism

The Bavli That Might Have Been : The Tosefta's Theory of Mishnah - Commentary Compared with That of the Babylonian Talmud . South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism . Atlanta : Scholars Press , 1990 .

Three Questions of Formative Judaism

The academic study of Judaism requires a systematic inquiry into the history, literature, and religion—and eventually the theology—as revealed in the historical documents themselves. This book contextualizes the canonical writings of Judaism and analyzes their literary character as a basis for understanding the theology of formative Judaism. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.

The Reader s Guide to the Talmud

Atlanta , 1992 : Scholars Press for South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism . ... research half a decade ago , in the following : How to Study the Bavli : The Languages , Literatures , and Lessons of the Talmud of Babylonia .

The Reader s Guide to the Talmud

This systematic introduction to the Talmud of Babylonia (Bavli) answers basic questions of form: how is this a coherent document? How do we make sense of the several languages in which it is written? What are the principal parts of the complex writing? Turning to questions of modes of thought, the account proceeds to address the intellectual character of the Bavli and in particular the character and uses of its dialectics. Finally, questions of substance come to the fore: how does the Talmud relate to the Torah? and how does tradition enter in? These basic questions of rhetoric, topic, and logic that anyone approaching the text will raise are dealt with clearly and authoritatively.

The Book of Jewish Wisdom

How to Study the Bavli : The Languages , Literatures , and Lessons of the Talmud of Babylonia . Atlanta : Scholars Press for South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism , 1992 . Form - Analytical Comparison in Rabbinic Judaism .

The Book of Jewish Wisdom

Presents parts of the Judaic tradition of wisdom, concentrating on the oral part of the Torah, represented by the documents of law and scriptural exegesis.

The Documentary History of Judaism and Its Recent Interpreters

The Cogency of the Bavli's Composite. Atlanta, 1991: Scholars Press for South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism. The Bavli's One Voice: Types and Forms of Analytical Discourse and their Fixed Order of Appearance.

The Documentary History of Judaism and Its Recent Interpreters

Neuser has collected some of the more ambitious ventures into the documentary hypothesis of the Rabbinic canon and its current recapitulations. Neusner begins with the article written by Professor William Scott Free for Encyclopaedia Judaica second edition, as Green places the documentary hypothesis into the context of Neusner's entire oeuvre.

Extra and Non Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism Vol 3

Atlanta , 1991 : Scholars Press for South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism . How to Study the Bavli : The Languages , Literatures , and Lessons of the Talmud of Babylonia . Atlanta , 1992 : Scholars Press for South Florida ...

Extra  and Non Documentary Writing in the Canon of Formative Judaism  Vol  3

Explores the canon of Rabbinic literature.

The Bavli s Primary Discourse

... Recent Findings Neusner 240035 The Law Behind the Laws: The Bavli's Essential Discourse Neusner 240036 Sources and Traditions: Types of Compositions in the Talmud of Babylonia Neusner 240037 How to Study the Bavli: The Languages, ...

The Bavli s Primary Discourse


Judaism and Story

The Cogency of the Bavli's Composite (Atlanta: Scholars Press for South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism, 1991); The Bavli's One Voice: Types and Forms of Analytical Discourse and Their Fixed Order of Appearance (Atlanta: ...

Judaism and Story

In this close analysis of 'The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan', a sixth-century commentary on the Mishnah-tractyate 'The Fathers' (Avot), Jacob Neusner considers the way in which the story, as a distinctive type of narrative, entered the canonical writings of Judaism. The final installment in Neusner's cycle of analyses of the major texts of the Judaic canon, 'Judaism and Story' shows that stories about sages exist in far greater proportion in 'The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan' than in any of the other principal writings in the canon of Judaism of late antiquity. Neusner's detailed comparison of 'The Fathers' and 'The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan' demonstrates the transmission and elaboration of these stories and shows how these processes incorporated the newer view of the sage as a supernatural figure and of the eschatological character of Judaic teleology. These distinctions, as Neusner describes them, mark a shift in Jewish orientation to world history. 'Judaism and Story' documents a chapter of rabbinic tradition that explored the possibility of historical orientation by means of stories. As Neusner demonstrates, this experiment with narrative went beyond argumentation focused on the explication of the Torah. The sage story moved in the direction of biography, but without allowing biography to emerge. This development, in Neusner's account, parallels the movement from epistle to Gospel in early Christianity and thus has broad implications for the history of religions.

The Talmud of the Land of Israel Yerushalmi tractate Yebamot 2 v

Five Recent Findings Neusner 240035 The Law Behind the Laws: The Bavli's Essential Discourse Neusner 240036 Sources and Traditions: Types of Compositions in the Talmud of Babylonia Neusner 240037 How to Study the Bavli: The Languages, ...

The Talmud of the Land of Israel  Yerushalmi tractate Yebamot  2 v


How the Rabbis Liberated Women

... Literature , and Symbolism : Five Recent Findings Neusner The Law Behind the Laws : The Bavli ' s Essential Discourse Neusner Sources and Traditions : Types of Compositions in the Talmud of Babylonia Neusner How to Study the Bavli ...

How the Rabbis Liberated Women

Argues that the rabbis of late antiquity, in the normative law set forth in the Mishnah-Tosefta-Yerushalmi-Bavli, liberated Israelite women by according them what Scripture had denied: the standing and powers of sentient beings; a role in critical transactions of their existence that, if not entirely equal to that of men, at least corresponded to it; and agency and intentionality. Few bibliographic references. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Judaism Behind the Texts the Generative Premises of Rabbinic Literature

... and Symbolism: Five Recent Findings Neusner The Law Behind the Laws: The Bavli's Essential Discourse Neusner Sources and Traditions: Types of Compositions in the Talmud of Babylonia Neusner How to Study the Bavli: The Languages, ...

The Judaism Behind the Texts  the Generative Premises of Rabbinic Literature


The Judaism Behind the Texts the Generative Premises of Rabbinic Literature

... Recent Findings Neusner 240035 The Law Behind the Laws: The Bavli's Essential Discourse Neusner 240036 Sources and Traditions: Types of Compositions in the Talmud of Babylonia Neusner 240037 How to Study the Bavli: The Languages, ...

The Judaism Behind the Texts  the Generative Premises of Rabbinic Literature


Studies in Rabbinic Narratives Volume 1

If we reconsider verbal similarities between the versions in PRK and the Bavli from a student's standpoint, we gain insight into the composition of the Bavli's version of this story. We also learn how Bavli editors used its source to ...

Studies in Rabbinic Narratives  Volume 1

Explore new theoretical tools and lines of analysis of rabbinic stories Rabbinic literature includes hundreds of stories and brief narrative traditions. These narrative traditions often take the form of biographical anecdotes that recount a deed or event in the life of a rabbi. Modern scholars consider these narratives as didactic fictions—stories used to teach lessons, promote rabbinic values, and grapple with the tensions and conflicts of rabbinic life. Using methods drawn from literary and cultural theory, including feminist, structuralist, Marxist, and psychoanalytic methods, contributors analyze narratives from the Babylonian Talmud, midrash, Mishnah, and other rabbinic compilations to shed light on their meanings, functions, and narrative art. Contributors include Julia Watts Belser, Beth Berkowitz, Dov Kahane, Jane L. Kanarek, Tzvi Novick, James Adam Redfield, Jay Rovner, Jeffrey L. Rubenstein, Zvi Septimus, Dov Weiss, and Barry Scott Wimpfheimer.

The Bavli s Unique Voice

The Bavli's Massive Miscellanies . The Problem of Agglutinative Discourse in the Talmud of Babylonia ( Atlanta , 1992 : Scholars Press for South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism ) . Sources and Traditions .

The Bavli s Unique Voice


In the Seat of Moses

traditions, that is, to serve Mishnah study as the quintessential rabbinic withingroup activity.152 But sometime over ... Perhaps this sea change may say something about the Bavli itself and how it differs from these earlier rabbinic ...

In the Seat of Moses

In the Seat of Moses offers readers a unique, frank, and penetrating analysis of the rise of rabbinic Judaism in the late Roman period. Over time and through masterly rhetorical strategy, rabbinic writings in post-temple Judaism come to occupy an authoritarian place within a pluralistic tradition. Slowly, the rabbis occupy the seat of Moses, and Lightstone introduces readers to this process, to the most significant texts, to the rhetorical styles and appeals to authority, and even to how authority came to be authority. As a seasoned and honest scholar, Lightstone achieves his goal of introducing novice readers to the often obscure world of rabbinic literary conventions with astounding success. This book is an excellent contribution to the Westar Studies series focused on religious literacy.

Dress in Mediterranean Antiquity

Though some scholars have looked to the Bavli when studying tzitzit in Greco-Roman Judaea,24 it is worth considering ... to study of the Yerushalmi] is a priori the correct one against which to study the Bavli'.26 Babylonian rabbinic ...

Dress in Mediterranean Antiquity

Insights from anthropology, religious studies, biblical studies, sociology, classics, and Jewish studies are here combined to provide a cutting-edge guide to dress and religion in the Greco-Roman World and the Mediterranean basin. Clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, and hairstyles are among the many aspects examined to show the variety of functions of dress in communication and in both establishing and defending identity. The volume begins by reviewing how scholars in the fields of classics, anthropology, religious studies, and sociology examine dress. The second section then looks at materials, including depictions of clothing in sculpture and in Egyptian mummy portraits. The third (and largest) part of the book then examines dress in specific contexts, beginning with Greece and Rome and going on to Jewish and Christian dress, with a specific focus on the intersection between dress, clothing and religion. By combining essays from over twenty scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, the book provides a unique overview of different approaches to and contexts of dress in one volume, leading to a greater understanding of dress both within ancient societies and in the contemporary world.

Conceiving Israel

63:6, Jacob as a fetus wished to enter the study house, but the text falls short of explicitly maintaining that Jacob ... and observance ofmitzvot more generally.49 Moreover, in the Bavli the fetus does not desire to enter the study ...

Conceiving Israel

Kessler shows how the rabbis of the third through sixth centuries turned to non-Jewish writings on embryology and procreation to explicate the biblical insistence on the primacy of God's role in procreation at the expense of the biological parents.

Why Study Talmud in the Twenty first Century

Why might anyone want to consider studying Talmud ? The answer to the first question is easy , the answer to the second is not . Before I begin , a word of clarification . By “ Talmud ” I mean primarily the Babylonian Talmud , the Bavli ...

Why Study Talmud in the Twenty first Century

Since religion in general and Judaism in particular are relevant in the twenty-first century, this book serves as an assessment of the Talmud's role in our religious and educational experience. This collection of essays demonstrates that the two-thousand-year-old Talmud remains the indispensable and foundational text for Jewish study. Eminent scholars from Israel and North America relate their encounters with this ancient, complex source in an accessible and personal manner.

Studies in Jewish Civilization 26

Wealth would logically seem to be indispensable to the acquisition of Torah mastery, as it affords its possessor the leisure and tranquility of mind for study. Yet the Bavli seems to emphasize the acquisition of Torah mastery and wealth ...

Studies in Jewish Civilization 26

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