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Talmud of Babylonia in Historical Perspective
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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…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Talmud of Babylonia in Historical Perspective”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0181>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701

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