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Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman PalestineDecoding the Literary Record$
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Richard Kalmin

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306194

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195306198.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine
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Richard Kalmin (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/0195306198.003.intro

This introductory chapter lays out the theoretical foundations of the book. Topics discussed include Judiasm and Christianity between Persia and eastern Roman provinces during the 4th century, Babylonian rabbis between Persia and Roman Palestine, dating and interpreting rabbinic traditions, and competing theories of the character of the Bavli.

Keywords:   Babylonia rabbis, Persia, Judaism, Christianity, Bavli, rabbinic literature

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