By Jacob Neusner

ISBN-10: 0761849513

ISBN-13: 9780761849513

Narrative and record within the Rabbinic Canon, quantity I is a research of the inclusion of biographical narratives approximately sages in elements of the unfolding canon of Rabbinic Judaism within the formative age. those files are of the 1st six centuries C.E. and are particular of the 2 Talmuds. A sage is outlined right here as a guy who embodies the Rabbinic approach. A sage-story, then, is an anecdote concerning the lifestyles and deeds of a Rabbinic sage. generally, a biographical narrative is the checklist of items performed on a concrete and particular past-tense party through named contributors. The tales should not informed as a part of a sustained biographical account of these members' lives, beginning to loss of life. during this method, one is ready to correlate the unfolding of the sage-story within the Rabbinic canonical series with the unfolding of the licensed biography within the counterpart-Christian one. The documentary speculation yields the correlation among the appearance of the Christian licensed biography and the appearance of the sage-story within the later records of the Rabbinic canon. The sage-stories of the Mishnah, Tosefta, Tannaite Halakhic Midrash-compilations, and Rabbah-Midrash collections are topic to exam. The Yerushalmi and the Bavli come subsequent, in quantity II. right here, we ask what's to be discovered from a documentary analyzing of the sage-stories as they opened up within the canonical setting.

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