Rabbinic Literature

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism
Subtitle of host publication3rd Century BCE - 7th Century CE
EditorsGwynn Kessler, Naomi Koltun-Fromm
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Chapter6
Pages87-103
ISBN (Electronic)9781119113843
ISBN (Print)9781119113621
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020

Publication series

NameBlackwell Companions to the Ancient World
PublisherWiley

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