|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-120) and index.
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|| Preface; Transliterations; Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: The "Restoration" Community and the "Torah of Moses"; Chapter Three: Diaspora, Sources of the Sacred, and Torah as Holy Relic; Chapter Four: Earliest Rabbinic Circles, Mishnah, and Scripture as Closed System; Chapter Five: Talmudic Rabbinism, Midrash, and the Fragmentation of Scripture; Notes; Selected Bibliography and Abbreviations; General Subject Index.
|| This work explores the relationship between religion, social patterns, and the perception of the character of scripture in four modes of Ancient Judaism: (1) the Jerusalem community of the fifth to fourth centuries B.C.E. (ie, the Early Second Temple Period); (2) the Judaism of the Graeco-Roman Disapora down to the end of the fourth century of the Christian Era; (3) earliest rabbinic Judaism in the second century C.E> in the land of Israel; (4) Late Antique Talmudic Rabbinism, primarily inn Babylonia, down to the sixth century of the Christian Era. Lightstone attempts not only to describe the.
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