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The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud
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The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud

David Weiss Halivni


The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud is the most detailed and comprehensive scholarly analysis of the processes of composition and editing of the Babylonian Talmud. It is a complete English translation of the original Hebrew monograph published in 2007, with an introduction and annotations. Halivni proposes that the Talmud took shape over a much longer period of time than accepted by both the traditional view and most other critical scholars, and did not reach its final form until about 750 CE. The Talmud consists of many literary strata or layers, with later layers constantly c ... More

Keywords: Talmud, Rabbis, rabbinic, Stammaim, Mishnah, Amoraim, Editing of the Talmud, Dating of the Babylonian Talmud

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199739882
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Weiss Halivni, author
Columbia University