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The Mishnah as Enigma
Stability in an Age of Disorder
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Accordingly aftermath ancient answer antisepsis apocopation appointed atonement Bar Kokhba's biblical catastrophe concrete constitutes context creation cult cultic cleanness Dead Sea Scrolls death declarative sentence deed defeat discourse disorder document earth enduring expressed facts of Scripture formal formulary patterns framers God's grammatical Heaven Hebrew Hebrew Bible holy day holy land human inau Israelite issue Jerusalem Jewish Jews Judaism Kokhba Land of Israel language law code Leviticus matters meaning meant memorization messiah Mish Mishnah contains Mishnah speaks Mishnah's system Mishnaic rhetoric mode Moses Oral Torah ordinary predictable Priestly Code priests principal problem pseudepigrapha Purities question reality reason recurrent relationship rules Sabbath sacred sages sanctification scroll second century self-evident sexual sixth division social sources of uncleanness stability structure syntactical syntax Temple tence theme tion topic tractates tradition transfer of women village whole woman words world view