The following is an introductory essay on rabbinic literature. The essay outlines the corpora and genre of this literature and introduces its main sources: the early tannaitic and later amoraic literature; the Mishnah, Tosefta, and both Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds; and early legal and later aggadic midrashim. Special attention is given to historical context and textual examples are brought to highlight main characteristics of the major works of the rabbinic corpus.
|Title of host publication||A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism|
|Subtitle of host publication||Third Century BCE To Seventh Century CE|
|Editors||Gwynn Kessler, Naomi Koltun-Fromm|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons Inc.|
|State||Published - Mar 2020|
|Name||Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World|