The State of Mishnah Studies

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This chapter examines the current state of research into mishnah, the first major work of rabbinic Judaism. It explains that the mishnah is primarily an edited anthology of brief and often elliptical pronouncements on matters of Jewish law and practice, frequently providing conflicting views on the individual matters discussed. It discusses the six sedarim of the mishnah and mentions that the mishnah frequently digresses from its main topics at every level of the organisational hierarchy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191734663
ISBN (Print)9780197264744
StatePublished - 2010


  • Edited anthology
  • Jewish law
  • Mishnah
  • Rabbinic judaism
  • Sedarim

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Classics
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology


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