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Oral Tradition and Writing in the Rabbinic Culture of Late Antiquity: Between Qumran and the Cairo Genizah
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The present essay is about Hebrew-script book culture, and more specifically rabbinic book culture in late antiquity - the talmudic era in Judaism (c. 100 - c. 800 CE). Though a substantial corpus of literature survives, including all the classic works of rabbinic Judaism, Hebrew book culture in late antiquity is hard to reconstruct as these works survive only in medieval copies.

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Alexander, Philip, “Oral Tradition and Writing in the Rabbinic Culture of Late Antiquity: Between Qumran and the Cairo Genizah”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_SIM_031634>
First published online: 2019



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