The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity
By (author) Richard Kalmin
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Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity by Richard Kalmin
Book DescriptionThe Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity explores the social position of rabbis in Palestinian (Roman) and Babylonian (Persian) society from the period of the fall of the Temple to late antiquity. The author argues that ancient rabbinic sources depict comparable differences between Palestinian and Babylonian rabbinic relationships with non-Rabbis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415196949
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Kalmin
Migrating Tales, Hardback (September 2014)
Situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian literature of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, much of it Christian in origin.
Jewish Babylonia Between Persia and Roman Palestine, Hardback (November 2006)
"The Babylonian Talmud" is the most important text of Rabbinic Judaism. This book probes the fault lines between Palestinian and Babylonian sources, and demonstrates how the differences between them reflect the divergent social attitudes of these two societies.
Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by Richard Kalmin
This text provides an analysis of the role of the sage in late antiquity and sheds light on rabbinic comments on such diverse topics as biblical heroes, and genealogy and lineage.
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Author Biography - Richard Kalmin
Richard Kalman is the Theodore R Racoosin Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is the author of Sages, Stories, Authors and Editors in Rabbinic Babylonia
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