The Mishnah: Introduction and Reader
A leading scholar of the formative age and writings of Judaism here formulates a theory of the Mishnah (one of the earliest dated sources of Judaism): what it is, how it should be read, and why it is of considerable interest in the study of religious conceptions of the social order. Each of the book's chapters are amply illustrated with texts that have been freshly translated by the author.
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abstract apocopation authorship Baba Batra barter bring firstfruits classification commodity conception concern concrete context convey uncleanness defined definition differentiation distinct distributive economics division earthly court economics egg's bulk Eliezer exchange explain expressed fact food unclean framers fraud God's heave-offering heaven hierarchical high places high priest holy things House of Shammai householder human important interest intrinsic Israelite issue Judah says Judaism king Land of Israel levirate marriage loaf mamzer marriage marry matters midras uncleanness Mishnah Mishnah-tractate Baba Mesia Mishnah's system Mishnaic mixture mode Neoplatonism ownership pattern penalty person philosophical Plotinus principles produce prohibited Qiddushin relationship remove of uncleanness rite rule sages sanctification sanctions Sanhedrin second remove Simeon single social species taxic indicators teleology Temple theory third remove tion Tohorot Torah Tosefta tractate traits transactions true value usucaption usufruct usury wealth whole wife woman Yebamot Zebahim