Structure and Form in the Babylonian Talmud...

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Author  Louis Jacobs
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   February 18, 2008
ISBN  0521050316
Pages  152

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This book attempts to uncover the basic form and structure of the Babylonian Talmud, a centrally important text in Jewish studies. The novel contribution made by Dr. Jacobs to the study of the Talmud consists in his concentration on the literary principles employed in its composition, and he presents a clear study indicating the manner in which earlier material was reworked in order to make each component, or sugya, into a carefully structured and self-consistent unit.

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