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The Resource The Talmud : a biography, Barry Scott Wimpfheimer

The Talmud : a biography, Barry Scott Wimpfheimer

Label
The Talmud : a biography
Title
The Talmud
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Barry Scott Wimpfheimer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Babylonian Talmud, a postbiblical Jewish text that is part scripture and part commentary, is an unlikely bestseller. Written in a hybrid of Hebrew and Aramaic, it is often ambiguous to the point of incomprehension, and its subject matter reflects a narrow scholasticism that should hardly have broad appeal. Yet the Talmud has remained in print for centuries and is more popular today than ever. Barry Scott Wimpfheimer tells the ... story of this ancient Jewish book and explains why it has endured for almost two millennia"--Dust jacket flap
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wimpfheimer, Barry S
Dewey number
296.1/206
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BM503.5
LC item number
.W56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lives of great religious books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 11.21 Jewish religious literature
  • 11.21 Jewish religious literature
Label
The Talmud : a biography, Barry Scott Wimpfheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue:
  • The Talmud: essential, enhanced, and emblematic
  • Gestation and birth (essential Talmud part one)
  • Anatomy (essential Talmud part two)
  • Election: how the Talmud's discourse developed (enhanced Talmud)
  • Rivals, naysayers, imitators, and critics (emblematic Talmud)
  • Golden old age: Talmud in modernity, three stories
Control code
1004919472
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9780691161846
Lccn
2017963018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1004919472
Label
The Talmud : a biography, Barry Scott Wimpfheimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue:
  • The Talmud: essential, enhanced, and emblematic
  • Gestation and birth (essential Talmud part one)
  • Anatomy (essential Talmud part two)
  • Election: how the Talmud's discourse developed (enhanced Talmud)
  • Rivals, naysayers, imitators, and critics (emblematic Talmud)
  • Golden old age: Talmud in modernity, three stories
Control code
1004919472
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9780691161846
Lccn
2017963018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1004919472

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