Discovering the Talmud
- Anthological Dimensions of the Babylonian Talmund. Segal, Eliezer // Prooftexts;Jan1997, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p33
The article analyzes the anthology features of the Babylonian Talmud. Subjects addressed include the arrangement of the Talmud as a commentary on the Mishnah, an examination of the frameworks for understanding the Talmud's literary character, and a brief overview of the history of the Talmud's...
- Drinking on Purim: When to say when? Alder, Daniel // Judaism;Winter91, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p6
Discusses a Babylonian Talmudic statement that requires Jews to drink heavily on the holiday Purim. Ambiguity of statement regarding the alcohol level; Origins; Change of interpretation throughout the years.
- Citing and translating a context: The Talmud in its `post modern' setting. Cutter, William // Judaism;Winter90, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p104
Discusses the problems and pitfalls of translating a work from one language to another focusing on the Talmud, a body of ancient Jewish literature. Problems in text reading; Translating without changing meanings; Scholarly concerns in translation.
- Critique, tradition, and the religious imagination: An essay on Levinas' talmudic readings. Meskin, Jacob E. // Judaism;Winter98, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p90
Focuses on philosopher Emmanuel Levinas' talmudic readings. Critique of modern Western ideals and institutions in the Talmudic readings; Analysis of the book `Model of the West'; Conception of a special kind of temporal relationship; Description of Jewish tradition.
- The rhetoric of the Mishnah and the Babylonian Talmud: From rabbinic priestly scribes to... Lightstone, Jack N. // Historical Reflections;Winter95, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p77
Argues that the use of language in the Babylonian Talmud and in the Mishnah portrays two distinctive modes of intellectual virtuosity. Contrast between a rabbi and a rabbinic `master'; Development of Rabbinism's institutions; Kinds of religious authority within ancient Rabbinism; Emergence of...
- THE NEHUTEI AS TRAVELING AGENTS AND TRANSMITTERS OF CULTURAL DATA BETWEEN THE TORAH STUDY CENTERS IN BABYLONIA AND IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL DURING THE THIRD AND FOURTH CENTURIES CE. Grossmark, Tziona // Mediterranean Studies (Pennsylvania State University Press);2015, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p125
This article suggests a new reading of some traditions, sayings, and anecdotes in the Babylonian Talmud attributed to four sages who lived between the middle of the third and the beginning of the fourth century CE, arguing that they should be identified as travelersâ€™ tales. These four...
- The Intended Reader As a Key to Interpreting the Bavil. Kraemer, David // Prooftexts;May93, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p125
The article discusses the characteristics of the intended reader of the Babylonian Talmud or Bavli. Topics addressed include mention of the difficulty in establishing a simple interpretation of the Bavli, the use of literary signals in the Bavli by rabbinic authors, and significant features of...
- Law as Allegory? An Unnoticed Literary Device in Talmudic Narratives. // Prooftexts;May88, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p245
The article focuses on the use of legal material as a literary device to evaluate Rabbinical literature. Topics addressed include the relation between the fifth-century Babylonian teacher Rav Ashi and the Biblical monarch Manasseh, examples from biographical stories concerning various rabbis,...
- Talmudic Jesus. Balint, Benjamin // First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jun/Jul2007, Issue 174, p41
The article reviews the book "Jesus in the Talmud," by Peter SchÃ¤fer.