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Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Martin S. Jaffee

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is a study of the relationship of oral tradition to written sources among different Jewish groups that thrived in Palestine from the later Second Temple period into Late Antiquity. Its main ... More


Tradition and Vision

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/9780691154862.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers Hekhalot literature to show that the Sar ha-Torah narrative from this corpus responds to the Talmudic academies‘ ideology of Torah study, presenting an alternative vision for ... More


Scholars, Transmitters, and the Making of Talmud

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/9780691154862.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines three passages that associate with the “conservative,” transmission-oriented aspects of Torah study the occupation with the two bodies of knowledge that the rabbis received: the ... More


Concepts of Scripture in Rabbinic Judaism: Oral Torah and Written Torah

Steven D. Fraade

in Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740620
eISBN:
9780814724798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740620.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses how the rabbinic conception of a pedagogical curriculum of written Scripture and oral teaching is without antecedent or parallel in the ancient world. While the idea of a ... More


Torah, Tradition, and Innovation

Jonathan Klawans

in Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199928613
eISBN:
9780199980567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928613.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Josephus’s descriptions of disputes between Pharisees and Sadducees regarding the authority of scripture and tradition. Again, Josephus’s testimony is found ... More


How Far was Krochmal Influenced by the Gaon Sherira ben Hanina in his Description of the Development of Oral Torah?

Margarete Schlüter

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15: Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774716
eISBN:
9781800340725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concerns Nahman Krochmal (1785–1840), a key figure in the development of Jewish spirituality in central and eastern Europe. It examines the extent to which Krochmal’s writings were ... More


Naphtali Herz Wessely and the Cultural Dislocations of an Eighteenth-Century Maskil

Edward Breuer

in New Perspectives on the Haskalah

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774617
eISBN:
9781800340145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774617.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Naphtali Herz Wessely, who was best known for his book Divrei shalom ve'emet (Words of Peace and Truth). Regarded as the formative text of the Haskalah, this book was a ... More


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