Judaism the rabbis take for granted

by Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Scholars Press in Atlanta, GA

Written in English
Published: Pages: 247 Downloads: 494
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Subjects:

  • Judaism -- Essence, genius, nature.,
  • Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.,
  • Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Jacob Neusner
SeriesSouth Florida studies in the history of Judaism ;, 102
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBM565 .N482 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 247 p. ;
Number of Pages247
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1437258M
ISBN 101555409547
LC Control Number93049771

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