The Talmudic Argument
A Study in Talmudic Reasoning and Methodology
By (author) Louis Jacobs
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Talmudic Argument by Louis Jacobs
Book DescriptionThis book, the only one in English that can serve as a textbook for beginners and more advanced students of the Babylonian Talmud, examines in detail a number of typical lengthy passages with a view to showing how Talmudic reasoning operates and how the Talmud was compiled by its final editors. The book serves as an introduction to the nature of this fascinating work on which the Jewish mind has been intellectually stimulated and nourished for over 1500 years. Original insights into the Talmudic debates are provided for the consideration of Talmudic experts but the work is intended chiefly as a guide to students who wish to obtain a more than superficial idea of what the Talmud really is about.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521269483
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Louis Jacobs
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Religion and the Individual, Paperback (February 2008)
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Jewish Religion, Hardback (September 1995)» View all books by Louis Jacobs
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