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Author Kalmin, Richard Lee, author

Title Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine / Richard Kalmin
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 285 pages)
Contents Roman persecutions of Jews -- Kings, priests, and sages -- Jewish sources of the Second Temple Period in rabbinic compilations of late antiquity -- Anxious rabbis and mocking non-rabbis -- Idolatry in late antique Babylonia -- Persian persecutions of the Jews -- Josephus in Sasanian Babylonia
Summary 'The Babylonian Talmud' is the most important text of Rabbinic Judaism. This book probes the fault lines between Palestinian and Babylonian sources, and demonstrates how the differences between them reflect the divergent social attitudes of these two societies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-274) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Jews -- Persecutions.
Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- Intellectual life.
Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- Social conditions.
Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
Rabbis -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- Office
Babylonia -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1435619129 (electronic bk.)
9781435619128 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)