Encyclopaedia of Judaism

Get access

Talmud of Babylonia in Historical Perspective
(12,766 words)

The Talmud of Babylonia is one of the great, classical writings of human civilization—enduring, influential, nourishing. It claims its place among the most successful pieces of writing in the history of humanity, along with the Bible, Plato's Republic, Aristotle's oeuvre, the Quran, and a very few other writings. What those books have in common is the power to demand attention and compel response for many centuries a…

Cite this page
Neusner, Jacob, “Talmud of Babylonia in Historical Perspective”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0181>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



▲   Back to top   ▲