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Biography in Rabbinic Judaism
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About not a single Rabbinic sage of late antiquity, the first six centuries c.e., do we have the materials that sustain anything like a serviceable biography. 1 That is not merely because the sources do not serve for critical history in the conventional sense, but be…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Biography in Rabbinic Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0022>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701

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