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Augustine and Judaism
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Augustine of Hippo's life, in North Africa and Italy (354–430) coincided with the period in which, to the east, the Rabbinic sages of the land of Israel produced the Talmud of the Land of Israel in amplification of the Mishnah as well as their Midrash-compilations in extension of Moses's books of Genesis and Leviticus, ca. 400–500. 1 But he comes to mind, for comparison and contrast with Rabbinic Judaism, not merely because of temporal coincidence. Rather, the reason is that, like the sages of Judaism, he confronted a compar…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Augustine and Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0015>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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