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The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E.–350 C.E.
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The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E.–350 C.E.: Texts on Education and Their Late Antique Context

Marc Hirshman

Abstract

Drawing on the great progress in Talmudic scholarship over the last century, this book is both an introduction to a close reading of rabbinic literature and a demonstration of the development of rabbinic thought on education in the first centuries of the Common Era. In Roman Palestine and Sasanid Persia, a small group of approximately 2,000 Jewish scholars and rabbis sustained a thriving national and educational culture. They procured loyalty to the national language and oversaw the retention of a national identity. This accomplishment was unique in the Roman Near East, and few physical artifa ... More

Keywords: rabbinic literature, Common Era, Roman Palestine, Sasanid Persia, Jewish scholars, rabbis, oral teaching, oral learning, Jewish culture, rabbinic culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195387742
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387742.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Hirshman, author
Hebrew University

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