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Early Rabbinic Writings

Early Rabbinic Writings

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Part of Cambridge Commentaries on Writings of the Jewish and Christian World

  • Date Published: May 1988
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521285537

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  • Rabbinic texts are often cited in New Testament and Old Testament studies, but hitherto there has been no easy way for a student to grasp the scope and variety of the relevant rabbinic writings. This book introduces the student to the full range of the early rabbinic writings, with a thorough introduction and notes, so that both a bird's eye view of the literature as well as close aquaintance with typical and important texts can be obtained. This will enable the reader to embark on further study with a clearer orientation. The book also aims to correct many mistaken views about rabbinic Judaism arising from outdated conceptions of the relation between Christianity and Judaism.

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    • Date Published: May 1988
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521285537
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Rabbinic Literature:
    1. Introduction The Oral Torah Canonicity
    2. The style of the rabbinic writings
    3. Pharisees and Sadducees 4. Pharisees and rabbis
    5. The historical background
    6. Halakah and Haggadah
    7. Haggadah and Midrash
    8. Mishnah and Midrash
    9. The Targums
    10. The Mishnah
    11. The Tosephta
    12. The liturgy
    13. The Midrashim Miscellaneous works
    14. The main rabbinic figures
    15. The main ideas of the early rabbinic literature
    Part II. Selected Passages:
    16. The Mishnah
    17. The Tosephta
    18. The Tannaitic Midrashim
    19. Tannaitic passages in the Talmud (baraitas)
    20. The Targums
    21. Liturgy
    22. History
    22. Haggadic Midrashim
    23. Mystical literature.

  • Author

    Hyam MacCoby

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