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The Epistle of Sherira Gaon

ROBERT BRODY

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0015
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter comments on the epistle of Sherira Gaon, which is considered an extraordinary instance of the genre of Geonic responsa written in 986 or 987. Sherira's Epistle is exceptional both in ... More


The Geonic Period and the Background of Sa’adyah Gaon’s Activities

Robert Brody

in Sa’adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the character and achievement of Rabbi Sa'adyah ben Joseph or Sa'adyah Gaon. It looks at Sa'adyah's day, in which the vast majority of Jews viewed themselves as subject to the ... 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


The Editing of the Talmud

David Weiss Halivni

in The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199739882
eISBN:
9780199345038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739882.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the nature of the editing of the Talmud. Halivni claims the Talmud never went through a comprehensive and general editing process. Contradictions and inconsistencies are found ... More


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