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An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law$
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N. S. Hecht, B. S. Jackson, S. M. Passamaneck, Daniela Piattelli, and Alfredo Rabello

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198262626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.001.0001

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The Age of the Talmud

The Age of the Talmud

(p.168) (p.169) 7. The Age of the Talmud
An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Berachyahu Lifshitz

Oxford University Press

The Jerusalem or the Palestinian Talmud and the Babylonian Talmud were two of the great halakhic works that were created three centuries after the redaction of the Patriarch and R. Judah's the Mishnah. These works, which were allegedly completed during the fifth and sixth century C.E respectively, served as the grounds for all the succeeding halakhic writings. While the word Talmud is used to refer to ‘study’ or ‘teaching’, these writings were consolidated through teaching and studying various early halakhic works such as the Mishnah: an ordered compilation of concise rules. While foreign domination appeared as a common theme to both Babylonia and the Land of Israel, this chapter attempts to illustrate the legal setups of both places during the transitional period between the Mishnah and the Talmud.

Keywords:   Babylonia, Jerusalem, Israel, Mishnah, Talmud, halakhic works

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