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Author Neusner, Jacob

Title Contours of Coherence in Rabbinic Judaism
Published Leiden : Brill, N.H.E.J., N.V. Koninklijke, Boekhandel en Drukkerij, 2004


Description 1 online resource (511 pages)
Contents pt. 1. The dispute in rabbinic Judaism -- pt. 2. System over self : the limited role of the sage in the Bavli -- pt. 3. Talmudic knowledge, types, forms, and authorities of Mishnah-exegesis and of halakhic analysis : a probe of Bavli tractate Moʻed qatan
Summary This book shows that the disputes that characterize Rabbinic writings in the formative age underscore the coherence of Rabbinic Judaism. It is in three separate monographs. The first shows that disagreements concern secondary and tertiary issues. They therefore reinforce the primary norm by identifying as moot only trivial details. The second demonstrates, alternatively, that Halakhic disputes articulate unresolved conflict over generative principles. Sometimes, in the presentation of topics of the law, disputes not only indicate the range of consensus but bring to expression conflicting alternatives, theories that claim equal validity but contradict one another. Third, in some presentations of the law and in all presentations of theology where disputes occur, disputes simply gloss details in the application of accepted principles. They form a part of the exercise of legal or theological exegesis, filling in gaps with alternative facts. The print edition is available as a set of two volumes (9789004142312)
Notes Print version record
Subject Abbaye, 278-338.
Abbaye, 278-338
SUBJECT Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Talmud. Berakhot -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Talmud. Moʻed katan -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Talmud fast
Talmud. Berakhot fast
Talmud. Moʻed katan fast
Subject Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism
Religious disputations.
Jewish law -- Interpretation and construction.
Aggada -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Jewish law -- Interpretation and construction
Rabbinical literature
Religious disputations
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004144378