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The Alterity of Tradition

Moulie Vidas

in Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154862
eISBN:
9781400850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154862.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the famous opening sugya of tractate Bava Qamma to show how the Babylonian Talmud's creators could use an ambitious literary design to highlight the gap between their own words ... More


The Division into Layers

Moulie Vidas

in Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154862
eISBN:
9781400850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154862.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the historical development of the anonymous layer, complicating the notion that the division in style and function between the stam and the traditions reflects a difference in ... More


Composition as Critique

Moulie Vidas

in Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154862
eISBN:
9781400850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154862.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines a thematic series of sugyot that concern the genealogical division of the Jewish people, arguing that the Babylonian Talmud trains its audience to view the production of ... More


Education and Accountability (Bava Batra 20b–22a)

Marc Hirshman

in The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E.–350 C.E.: Texts on Education and Their Late Antique Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195387742
eISBN:
9780199852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387742.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

As opposed to other extended sugyot on education in the Babylonian Talmud that are inserted entirely en passant, the mishna at Bava Batra 2, 3 lends itself to the educational agenda of the Talmudic ... More


The Miracle of the Septuagint in Ancient Rabbinic and Christian Literature

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines a non-rabbinic tradition that originated in the Roman East during the early centuries of the Common Era. In rabbinic Christian literature, this tradition is attested in the ... More


“It is Not in Heaven!” and Other Hurtful Words: Circling the Snake Oven

Tova Hartman and Charlie Buckholtz

in Are You Not a Man of God?: Devotion, Betrayal, and Social Criticism in Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199337439
eISBN:
9780199362370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337439.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the Talmudic story “Snake Oven,” which is considered by many as a triumphant source-text for human autonomy as a Jewish religious value. It discusses the dominant reading of ... More


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