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Author Halivni, Daṿid

Title The formation of the Babylonian Talmud / David Weiss Halivni ; introduced, translated, and annotated by Jeffrey L. Rubenstein
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2013


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Contents Cover; Contents; Biography of David Weiss Halivni; Translation Conventions; Abbreviations; Translator's Introduction; Author's Introduction; Part I: The Stammaim; The Period of the Stammaim; The Saboraic Era; Evidence for the Dating of the Stammaitic Period; Differences between My Account and That of Sherira Gaon; The Stammaitic Era and the Closing of the Talmud; Stammaitic Strata; Early Anonymous Passages; External Signs of Unattributed Statements; (A) "And Some State It Anonymously"; (B) "The Master Stated"; (C) Combination of Different Opinions into a Dispute
Internal Markers of Anonymous Dicta(A) Brief Explanations; (B) Questions Preceding Amoraic Responses; (C) Attributed Scriptural Interpretations That also Appear Anonymously; (D) Brief Explanations That are Scriptural Interpretations; Why Did Previous Chroniclers and Authors Fail to Mention the Stammaim?; Explanations of Amoraic Dicta Understood as the Amora's Own Words; Part II: The Editing of the Talmud; Contradictions in the Talmud; (A) Contradictions across the Talmud; (B) Contradictions on the Same Folio; "Rav Ashi and Ravina-the End of hora'ah."
Forced Responses about Statements of Rav AshiDisagreements between Rav Aha and the Second Ravina; Rabbana Ashi, the Closing and Editing of the Talmud; The Editor of the Mishnah and His Role in Editing; Differences between the Closing of the Mishnah and of Baraitot and the Closing of the Traditions of the Amoraim and Stammaim; Part III: Apodictic Transmission and Dialectical Argumentation; The Development of Dialectical Argumentation in the Halakhic Midrashim, in the Yerushalmi and in the Bavli; The Transmitters (Tannaim); The Stammaim as "Reciters" and as Editors; Forced Explanations
The Dialectical Argumentation of the Talmud Is Not AmoraicAspects of the Methods of Reconstruction of the Stammaim; Part IV: Compilers and Transposers; Compilers; Transposers and Types of Transpositions; Five Additional Observations; By Way of Conclusion; Part V: Postscript; The Anonymous Stratum of the Mishnah, Yerushalmi, and Halakhic Midrashim in Comparison to that of the Bavli; The Anonymous Stratum of the Mishnah; The Anonymous Stratum of the Yerushalmi; The Anonymous Stratum of the Halakhic and Aggadic Midrashim; Addendum; Notes; Translator's Annotations; Selected Bibliography
Source IndexSubject Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Jeffrey L. Rubenstein offers a translation from the Hebrew of 'The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud' by David Weiss Halivni. Halivni's work is widely regarded as the most comprehensive scholarly examination of the processes of composition and editing of the 'Babylonian Talmud'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Talmud -- History
Talmud fast
Babylonischer Talmud gnd
Subject Jewish law -- Interpretation and construction.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Talmud.
Jewish law -- Interpretation and construction
Judisk rätt.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Rubenstein, Jeffrey L., translator, editor
ISBN 9780199876488
Other Titles Meḳorot u-mesorot. English