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Title A legacy of learning : essays in honor of Jacob Neusner / edited by Alan J. Avery-Peck, Bruce Chilton, William Scott Green, and Gary G. Porton
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 430 pages .)
Series Brill reference library of Judaism ; 43
Brill reference library of Judaism ; 43.
Contents Jacob Neusner's legacy of learning / William Scott Green, Alan J. Avery-Peck, Bruce Chilton and Gary G. Porton -- The Amoraic agenda in Bavli Rosh Hashanah : a generational analysis / Alan J. Avery-Peck -- Women and gender in Jacob Neusner's Writings / Judith R. Baskin -- "It is time to act for the lord" : in appreciation of Midrash Samuel / Craig A. Evans -- Tent of meeting as bet ulpana : temple as Torah in the Targums of Israel / Paul V.M. Flesher -- Talmudic stories about angry and annoyed rabbis / Joel Gereboff -- Judaism evolving : an experimental preliminary translation / William Scott Green -- "The weaver of Midrash in performance" : notes to an oral-performative translation of Sifre Devarim / Martin S. Jaffee -- The "Neusnerian Turn" in method and the end of the Wissenschaft as we knew it / Peter J. Haas -- Israelite religion in the light of Hebrew epigraphy : the inscriptions from Kuntillet 'Ajrud / Baruch A. Levine -- How the rabbis imagined Sarah : a preliminary study of the feminine in Genesis Rabbah / Gary G. Porton -- Varieties of religious visualizations / Tzvee Zahavy -- Vayavo Ya'acov Shalem / Herbert Basser -- The platform of Mark's gospel, its Aramaic sources and Mark's achievement / Bruce Chilton -- Embodied Judaism, emplaced Judaism / David Kraemer -- Jesus talks back / Amy-Jill Levine -- Parting of the ways that never parted : Judaism and Christianity in the work of Jacob Neusner / Elliot R. Wolfson -- The American Jewish Holocaust "myth" and "negative Judaism" : Jacob Neusner's Contribution to American Judaism / Shaul Magid -- Intentionality and meaning / Robert M. Berchman -- Another prophetic paradigm : Moses in Sufi verse / Th. Emil Homerin -- The formative period of Islam and the documentary approach : a prolegomenon / Aaron W. Hughes -- Transcendent education : immortality and the liberal arts / Roger Brooks
Summary In a career spanning over fifty years, the questions that Jacob Neusner has asked and the critical methodologies he has developed have shaped the way scholars have come to approach the rabbinic literature as well as the diverse manifestations of Judaism from rabbinic times until the present. The essays collected here honor that legacy illustrating an influence that is so pervasive that scholars today who engage in the critical study of Judaism and the history of religions more generally work in a laboratory that Professor Neusner created. Addressing topics in ancient and Rabbinic Judaism, the Judaic context of early Christianity, American Judaism, World religions, and the academic study of the humanities, these essays demarcate the current state of Judiac and religious studies in the academy today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Neusner, Jacob, 1932-2016
Neusner, Jacob, 1932-2016
SUBJECT Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Talmud -- Evidences, authority, etc.
Talmud fast
Talmud gnd
Subject Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism
Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Authority -- Religious aspects
Judaism -- Talmudic period
Rabbinical literature
Rabbinische Literatur
Genre/Form Festschriften
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Neusner, Jacob, 1932-2016, honouree
Avery-Peck, Alan J. (Alan Jeffery), 1953- editor.
ISBN 9004284281