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The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Timothy H. Lim

in The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300164343
eISBN:
9780300164954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300164343.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The formation of the Jewish canon is not easily explained. This chapter selects important texts and issues to discuss and provides a focused textual and scholarly engagement on the issues. It closes ... More


Jewish Lists

Edmon L. Gallagher and John D. Meade

in The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198792499
eISBN:
9780191834493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792499.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this chapter we provide texts, translations, and analysis of the two earliest Jewish canon lists: Josephus and the Babylonian Talmud. Josephus provides the earliest definitive ‘list’ of the ... More


Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and the Mystification of Maimonidean Rationalism

James A. Diamond

in Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764951
eISBN:
9781800343344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764951.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter points out how modern Jewish thinkers looked back and engaged a foundational Jewish canon of scriptural and rabbinic texts when they staked out their own novel ground and advanced Jewish ... More


Introduction

Eliyahu Stern

in The Genius

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179309
eISBN:
9780300183221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179309.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter seeks to examine the life of Elijah ben Solomon, and his contribution to modern Jewish history. Widely known as the “Genius,” he lived most of his life in the Lithuanian city of Vilna. ... More


The Torab in the Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods

Timothy H. Lim

in The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300164343
eISBN:
9780300164954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300164343.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter asks: how did Jews come to regard some books but not others as authoritative? Was the rise of “the torah” supported by imperial edict? There is no ancient source that describes the ... More


The Printed Page of the Talmud The Commentaries and their Authors

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the author's essay which was written for a volume accompanying an exhibition of the printed Talmud at the Yeshiva University Museum. The essay assesses why Rashi and Tosafot ... More


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