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Author Vidas, Moulie, 1983- author.

Title Tradition and the formation of the Talmud / Moulie Vidas
Published Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents The alterity of tradition -- The division into layers -- Composition as critique -- Scholars, transmitters, and the making of Talmud -- The debate about recitation -- Tradition and vision
Summary Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud offers a new perspective on perhaps the most important religious text of the Jewish tradition. It is widely recognized that the creators of the Talmud innovatively interpreted and changed the older traditions on which they drew. Nevertheless, it has been assumed that the ancient rabbis were committed to maintaining continuity with the past. Moulie Vidas argues on the contrary that structural features of the Talmud were designed to produce a discontinuity with tradition, and that this discontinuity was part and parcel of the rabbis' self-conception
Notes Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D) Princeton University, 2009
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Talmud -- History
Talmud fast
Talmud gnd
Talmud -- historia. sao
Subject Jewish law -- Interpretation and construction.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Jewish law -- Interpretation and construction
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781400850471