This book consists of a systematic analysis of the halakhic/legal methodology of fourth and fifth century Nehardean amoraim in Babylonia (as well as their identity and dating). The book uncovers various distinct characteristics present in the halakhic decision making and source interpretation, and demonstrates how certain amoraim can be characterized as portraying consistent interpretive and legal approaches throughout talmudic literature. Understanding the methodological characteristics that distinguish some amoraim from other amoraim can aid the talmudic interpreter/scholar in clarifying the legal foundations of their rulings, the proofs that they bring within talmudic discourse, as well as their disputes and interpretations. This allows a better understanding of the development of Jewish Law and the legal system in talmudic Babylonia.
The Legal Methodology of Late Nehardean Sages in Sasanian Babylonia
Marvin J. Heller
Further Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book addresses a variety of aspects of the early Hebrew book often treated in a cursory manner. The essays encompass book arts, printing-places and printers, and unusual book varia.
Steven Fine, Yeshiva University
Art, History and the Historiography of Judaism in the Greco-Roman World explores the complex interplay between visual culture, texts and their interpretations, arguing for an open-ended and self-aware approach to understanding Jewish culture from the first century CE through the rise of Islam.
Shai Secunda, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Steven Fine, Yeshiva University
Shoshannat Yaakov includes studies by leading scholars on Ancient Jewish and Iranian Studies and essays that combine both fields in the new discipline of Irano-Talmudica.
Edited by Elisheva Carlebach and Jacob J. Schacter
This work revisits the millennia-old Jewish-Christian encounter by providing a nuanced understanding of its challenges as well as presenting new perspectives on hitherto neglected areas of cultural, religious, and social interchange and influence.
Fook-Kong Wong and Dalia Yasharpour
This comprehensive textual treatment of the Kaifeng Passover Rite is a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion as to the Community’s origins in particular and to comparative Jewish liturgy in general.
edited by Debra Reed Blank
This edited collection honors Menahem Schmelzer's influence upon the field of Jewish liturgy. Three generations of scholars apply different analytical methods to varying texts and ritual occasions, providing an up-to-date picture of the field and its implications for related areas.
Edited by Steven Fine
edited by Alan Avery-Peck and Jacob Neusner
Top scholars in Judaic and Christian studies treat the interrelationship between Judaism and Christianity, reflecting on how the two faiths have related to and been shaped by each other as they evolved in shared historical and cultural contexts, even as each has maintained its own distinctive ...
This study of early Rabbinic texts provides fresh and fascinating insights into the attitudes of the Rabbis towards “outsiders.”
This volume deals with central issues of medieval Jewish philosophy. Among the subjects treated are divine immanence, the intellect, miracles, and esoteric writing and its limits. This work provides a new perspective on the history of Jewish philosophy in the Middle Ages.
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