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The Talmud

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The Talmud : A Biography

Wipfheimer, Barry Scott.

Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2018.

299 pp.

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The Babylonian Talmud, a postbiblical Jewish text that is part scripture and part commentary, is an unlikely bestseller. Written in a hybrid of Hebrew and Aramaic, it is often ambiguous to the point of incomprehension, and its subject matter reflects a narrow scholasticism that should hardly have broad appeal. Yet the Talmud has remained in print for centuries and is more popular today than ever. Barry Scott Wimpfheimer tells the remarkable story of this ancient Jewish book and explains why it has endured for almost two millennia.

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ISBN:

978-0-691-16184-6

Author:

Wipfheimer, Barry Scott.

Title:

The Talmud : A Biography / Jacket art: Andi Arnovitz.

Publisher:

Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2018.

Physical:

299 pp.

Summary:

The Babylonian Talmud, a postbiblical Jewish text that is part scripture and part commentary, is an unlikely bestseller. Written in a hybrid of Hebrew and Aramaic, it is often ambiguous to the point of incomprehension, and its subject matter reflects a narrow scholasticism that should hardly have broad appeal. Yet the Talmud has remained in print for centuries and is more popular today than ever. Barry Scott Wimpfheimer tells the remarkable story of this ancient Jewish book and explains why it has endured for almost two millennia.

Subject:

Babylonian Talmud--Hebrew--Aramaic

Subject:

History--Biography--Rabbinic Judaism

Subject:

--History Jewish law--Reception.

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