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Author Halivni, Daṿid.

Title Midrash, Mishnah, and Gemara : the Jewish predilection for justified law / David Weiss Halivni
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986


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Description 164 pages ; 25 cm
Contents The biblical period -- The post-biblical period -- The Mishnaic period -- The Amoraic period -- The Stammaitic period -- The Gemara as successor of Midrash -- The legacy of the Stammaim
Summary An eminent authority on the Talmud offers here an analysis of classical rabbinic texts that illuminates the nature of Midrash, Mishnah, and Gemara, and highlights a fundamental characteristic of Jewish law. Halivini chronicles the persistence of justificatory Midrash, the culmination of its development in Gemara in the fifth and sixth centuries, and its continuation down through the ages
Analysis 11030 Jewish law
Jewish law
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [120]-155
Notes In English
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Subject Jewish law -- Philosophy.
LC no. 85017676
ISBN 0674573706
Other Titles The Jewish predilection for justified law