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The Four Stages of Rabbinic Judaism - Jacob Neusner

The Four Stages of Rabbinic Judaism

By: Jacob Neusner (Editor)

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Published: 22nd April 1999
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This comprehensive book provides a lucid introduction to Rabbinic Judaism, defined as the Judaism built on the story of God's revelation to Moses of the Torah at Sinai.
Jacob Neusner outlines and examines the four stages in which the initial period of the historical development of Rabbinic Judaism divides, beginning with the Pentateuch and ending with its definitive and normative statement in the Talmud of Babylonia. He traces the development of Rabbinic Judaism by exploring the relationships between and among the cognate writings which embody its formative history.

Preface
The Pentateuchal Stage
From Scripture to the Mishnah
The Mishnah on its own: The Initial Statement
The Mishnah in Pentateuchal Context: Continuity and Change
The Talmuds: The Conclusive Statement
The Talmuds in Pentateuchal Context: Israel in History
Acknowledgements and Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415195317
ISBN-10: 0415195314
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22nd April 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1