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Rabbinic Literature
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I. General

Rabbinic literature comprises the majority of Jewish materials written in the millennium following the destruction of the temple in 70 ce: Mishnah, Tosefta, Talmud, and Midrash. The rabbis were not the only authors of these works and their traditions, but they are constantly cited as oral sources and tradents. They are also held up as m…

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Stemberger, Günter, “Rabbinic Literature”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024524>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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