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The Iranian Talmud

Reading the Bavli in Its Sasanian Context

Συγγραφέας: Secunda Shai
Εκδότης: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812245707
Σειρά βιβλίου: Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 272
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Iranian Talmud"

Although the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, has been a text central and vital to the Jewish canon since the Middle Ages, the context in which it was produced has been poorly understood. Delving deep into Sasanian material culture and literary remains, Shai Secunda pieces together the dynamic world of late antique Iran, providing an unprecedented and accessible overview of the world that shaped the Bavli. Secunda unites the fields of Talmudic scholarship with Old Iranian studies to enable a fresh look at the heterogeneous religious and ethnic communities of pre-Islamic Iran. He analyzes the intercultural dynamics between the Jews and their Persian Zoroastrian neighbors, exploring the complex processes and modes of discourse through which these groups came into contact and considering the ways in which rabbis and Zoroastrian priests perceived one another. Placing the Bavli and examples of Middle Persian literature side by side, the Zoroastrian traces in the former and the discursive and Talmudic qualities of the latter become evident. The Iranian Talmud introduces a substantial and essential shift in the field, setting the stage for further Irano-Talmudic research.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Secunda Shai
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion
ISBN: 9780812245707
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 03/10/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 272
Τόπος έκδοσης: Pennsylvania
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 517 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: black & white illustrations


Note on Abbreviations, Citations, and Terminology Introduction Chapter 1. The Sea of Talmud and Its Shore: The Talmud and Other Sasanian Remains Chapter 2. In the Temple and Synagogue: Locating Jewish-Zoroastrian Encounters in Sasanian Mesopotamia Chapter 3. Constructing "Them": Rabbinic and Zoroastrian Discourses of the "Other" Chapter 4. Closer Than "They" May Appear: Alternative Descriptions of Sasanians and Zoroastrian Priests in the Bavli Chapter 5. In Iran: Reading the Talmud in Its Iranian Context In Lieu of a Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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