The Mind of the Talmud: An Intellectual History of the Bavli

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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 ...

The Mind of the Talmud: An Intellectual History of the Bavli 1990, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195062908

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