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Author Secunda, Shai

Title The Iranian Talmud : reading the Bavli in its Sasanian context / Shai Secunda
Edition First edition
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 256 pages)
Series Divinations: rereading late ancient religion
Contents Introduction -- The Sea of Talmud and its shore : The Talmud and other Sasanian remains -- In the temple and synagogue : locating Jewish-Zoroastrian encounters in Sasanian Mesopotamia -- Constructing "them" : rabbinic and Zoroastrian discourses of the "other" -- Closer than they may appear : alternative descriptions of Sasanians and Zoroastrain priests in the Bavli -- In Iran : reading the Talmud in its Iranian context -- In lieu of a conclusion
Summary This book reexamines the Babylonian Talmud - one of Judaism's most central texts - in the light of Persian literature and culture, providing an accessible overview to the vibrant world of pre-Islamic Iran that shaped the Bavli
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record; title from online title page (ebrary, viewed November 3, 2013)
SUBJECT Talmud -- Iranian influences
Talmud fast
Subject Zoroastrianism.
Sassanids -- Intellectual life
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Talmud.
Intellectual life
Iran -- Intellectual life -- To 640
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780812209044