The Mishnah

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Herbert Danby
Oxford University Press, 1938 - Religion - 844 pages
The "Mishnah," understood to be the written form of the Jewish Oral Law, was preserved by the rabbis following the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE, and was completed in approximately 200 CE. More than four centuries of Jewish religious thought and activity are found within this text, and it is as important to the development of Judaism as the New Testament is to the development of Christianity. Students of the New Testament will find it especially interesting because its contents reflect the Jewish religious tradition during the time of Jesus and the early Christian Church. The "Mishnah" historical value in understanding the first two centuries of the Common Era is comparable in its importance to the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and secular works of that time such as the writings of Josephus. -- Amazon.com (from a review for the 2012 edition)
 

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A well-translated, well-indexed, and generally exceptional resource for the serious student of the Bible. The Mishnah is absolutely essential reading for those who want to understand the Pharisees on ... Read full review

Contents

FIRST DIVISION ZERAIM seeps I
2
SECOND DIVISION MOED set feasts
99
THIRD DIVISION NASHIM women
217
FOURTH DIVISION NEZIKIN DAMAGEs 33 I
332
FIFTH DIVISION KODASHIM HALlowed THINGs
467
SIXTH DIVISION TOHOROTH cLEANNesses
603
APPENDIXES
791
RABBINICAL TEACHERs quoted or referred to in the text of
799
AlphabeticAL list of ABBREVIATED TITLEs of the tractates of
806
GENERAL INDEX
812
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