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Author Mokhtarian, Jason Sion, 1978- author.

Title Rabbis, sorcerers, kings, and priests : the culture of the Talmud in ancient Iran / Jason Sion Mokhtarian
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 273 pages)
Contents The sources and methods of Talmudic and Iranian studies -- Comparing Sasanian religions -- Rabbinic portrayals of Persians as others -- Rabbis and Sasanian kings in dialogue -- Rabbis and Zoroastrian priests in judicial settings -- Rabbis, sorcerers, and priests -- Conclusion : rabbis, sorcerers, kings, and priests in ancient Iran
Summary "Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests brings into mutual fruition the fields of Talmudic Studies and Ancient Iranology, two historically distinct disciplines. Mokhtarian offers a revisionist history of the rabbis of late antique Persia who produced the Babylonian Talmud, perhaps the most important corpus in the Jewish sacred canon. While most research on the Talmud assumes that the rabbis were an insular group isolated from the cultural horizon outside of the rabbinic academies, this book contextualizes the rabbis and Talmud within a broader socio-cultural orbit by drawing from a wide range of sources from Sasanian Iran, including Middle Persian Zoroastrian literature, archaeological evidence, and the Jewish Aramaic magical bowls"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-258) and indexes
Notes English
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SUBJECT Talmud -- Iranian influences
Talmud fast
Subject Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425.
Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789.
11.21 Jewish religious literature.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- History.
Judaism -- Medieval and early modern period
Judaism -- Talmudic period
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021693507
ISBN 9780520961548