Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Putting Babylon back into the Babylonian Talmud

Yehuda Mirsky  reports on efforts to study the Persian context of the Babylonian Talmud, and tells that it's a promising line of inquiry.There's even a book about it, though it's a bit pricey and isn't readily available anyway: Talmud in Its Iranian Context (Texts & Studies in Ancient Judaism).


Anonymous said...

The link to the review

Has there been much recent scholarship on the Palestinian Talmud?

Anonymous said...

From Berlin gangland to IDF Spokesman

Yitzchak Goodman said...

Babylon is Iraq, but he means under he Sassanids?

Anonymous said...

article on Steinsaltz's Englsih translation and commentary