Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135-700 CE

Hardcover | January 18, 2013

byFergus Millar, Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehuda Cohn

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From major seminal works like the Mishnah or the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds, to Biblical commentaries, translations of Biblical books into Aramaic or relatively little-known mystical, liturgical or apocalyptic writings, here is a complete guide to the rich tradition of Jewishliterature in the second to seventh centuries of the Common Era.Each work is described in a succinct and clearly structured entry which covers its contents, dating, language and accessibility (or otherwise) in print or online.The aim throughout is to cover all of this literature and to answer the following questions. What Jewish literature, written either in Hebrew or Aramaic, has survived? What different genres of such literature are there? What printed texts, or translations into any modern language, or commentaries(either in Hebrew or a European language) are there? And, for those who want to enquire further, what are the manuscripts on which modern editions are based? This handbook will be of value to scholars and students of Jewish Studies and historians of Late Antiquity, as well as scholars in neighbouring disciplines, such as Near Eastern history or Theology.

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From major seminal works like the Mishnah or the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds, to Biblical commentaries, translations of Biblical books into Aramaic or relatively little-known mystical, liturgical or apocalyptic writings, here is a complete guide to the rich tradition of Jewishliterature in the second to seventh centuries of the...

Fergus Millar was Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, 1958-64;Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at The Queen's College, Oxford, 1964-76; then Professor of Ancient History, University College London, 1976-84; Camden Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford, 1984-2002; Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, 2002-4 and Sather Professor...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:150 pagesPublished:January 18, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197265227

ISBN - 13:9780197265222

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Table of Contents

1. Historical Introduction2. Talmudic Texts3. Midrashic Texts4. Mystical (Hekhalot) and Magical Literature5. Targumim6. Liturgical Texts7. Historiography8. Apocalyptic9. Contemporary Documents in Hebrew or Aramaic