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Author Kraemer, David Charles.

Title The mind of the Talmud : an intellectual history of the Bavli / David Kraemer
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1990


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 217 pages)
Contents Glossary; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. On Writing an Intellectual History of the Bavli; 2. A History of Amoraic Literary Expression; 3. The Preservation of Amoraic Argumentation; 4. The Bavli Considered as a Whole; 5. The Meaning of Argumentation; 6. The Bavli on "Truth"; 7. The Bavli in Comparative Perspective; Notes; Bibliography; General Index; Index to Primary Rabbinic Sources
Summary This critical study traces the development of the literary forms and conventions of the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, analyzing those forms as expressions of emergent rabbinic ideology. The Bavli, which evolved between the third and sixth centuries in Sasanian Iran (Babylonia), is the most comprehensive of all documents produced by rabbinic Jews in late antiquity. It became the authoritative legal source for medieval Judaism, and for some its opinions remain definitive today. Kraemer here examines the characteristic preference for argumentation and process over settled conclusions of the Bavli
Analysis Judaism Scriptures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-211) and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Talmud -- History
Talmud -- Introductions
Talmud fast
Talmud -- Histoire. ram
Subject Jewish law -- Interpretation and construction.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Talmud.
Jewish law -- Interpretation and construction
Babylonische Talmoed.
Droit juif -- Interpr├ętation.
Genre/Form Introductions
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780198022831