Talmudic Stories : Narrative Art, Composition, and Culture, Paperback / softback Book

Talmudic Stories : Narrative Art, Composition, and Culture Paperback / softback


How should we understand the stories of the Babylonian Talmud?

Where do they come from? Why are they in the Talmud? How do they relate to Talmudic law? In Talmudic Stories, Jeffrey Rubenstein deepens our appreciation for the complexity of these texts by drawing attention to the literary aspects and cultural contexts that are essential to understanding their narrative art, meanings, and importance.

Focusing on six famous stories of the Babylonian Talmud and discussing many others in relation to these, Rubenstein's analysis illuminates the ways in which the rabbis used narratives to grapple with fundamental tensions of their culture.

The book also features an appendix including the original Hebrew/Aramaic texts for the reader's reference.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 456 pages, No
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
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  • Category: Judaism
  • ISBN: 9780801877544



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