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The Talmud: A Selection (Penguin Black Classics Series)

Norman Solomon

The Talmud: A Selection (Penguin Black Classics Series)

Norman Solomon

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'O my God, guard my tongue from evil and my lips from uttering guile'
The Talmud is one of the most significant religious texts in the world, second only to the Bible in its importance to Judaism. As the Bible is the word of God, the Talmud applies that word to the lives of its followers. In a range of styles including commentary, parables, proverbs and anecdotes, it provides guidance on all aspects of everyday life, from ownership to commerce to relationships. This selection of its most illumination passages makes accessible the centuries of Jewish thought with the Talmud.
Norman Solomon's clear translation from the Bavli (Babylonian Talmud) is a accompanied by an introduction on its arrangement, social and historical background, reception and authors. This edition also includes suggested further reading, appendices of background information, a glossary, timeline, maps and indexes.

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About "The Talmud: A Selection (Penguin Black Classics Series)"

'O my God, guard my tongue from evil and my lips from uttering guile'
The Talmud is one of the most significant religious texts in the world, second only to the Bible in its importance to Judaism. As the Bible is the word of God, the Talmud applies that word to the lives of its followers. In a range of styles including commentary, parables, proverbs and anecdotes, it provides guidance on all aspects of everyday life, from ownership to commerce to relationships. This selection of its most illumination passages makes accessible the centuries of Jewish thought with the Talmud.
Norman Solomon's clear translation from the Bavli (Babylonian Talmud) is a accompanied by an introduction on its arrangement, social and historical background, reception and authors. This edition also includes suggested further reading, appendices of background information, a glossary, timeline, maps and indexes.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon is a Fellow in Modern Jewish Thought at Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and Lecturer at Oxford University

Table Of Contents

  • :the Talmudlist Of Illustrations

    preface

    introduction


    how To Read The Talmud
    structure—the Framework Of The Talmud
    the Reception Of The Mishna—bavli And Yerushalmi
    how The Talmud Started
    babylonia Of The Talmud—social And Religious Background
    the Men Who Made Mishna And Talmud
    style Of The Talmud
    titles And Names
    theology
    the Talmud And Christianity
    transmission Of The Text

    a Note On This Translation
    bible Translation
    'israel', 'jew', 'palestine'
    page Layout
    references

    further Reading

    the Talmud: Selections

    first Order Zeraim (seeds)
    introduction
    first Tractate berakhot (blessings)
    second Tractate pe'ah (corner Of The Field)
    third Tractate demai (doubtfully Tithed Produce)
    fourth Tractate kil'ayim (mixtures)
    fifth Tractate shevi'it (the Seventh Year)
    sixth Tractate terumot (heave Offerings)
    seventh Tractate ma'aserot (tithes)
    eighth Tractate ma'aser Sheni (second Tithe)
    ninth Tractate halla (dough Offering)
    tenth Tractate 'orla (fruit Of First Three Years)
    eleventh Tractate bikkurim (first-fruits)

    second Order Mo'ed (appointed Times)
    introduction
    first Tractate shabbat (the Sabbath)
    second Tractate eruvin (boundaries)
    third Tractate pesahim (the Passover)
    fourth Tractate sheqalim (the Annual Temple Tax)
    fifth Tractate yoma (the Day)
    sixth Tractate sukka (tabernacles)
    seventh Tractate betza (festival Laws)
    eighth Tractate rosh Hashana (the New Year)
    ninth Tractate ta'anit (public Fasts)
    tenth Tractate megilla (purim)
    eleventh Tractate mo'ed Qatan (middle Days Of Festivals)
    twelfth Tractate hagiga (the Festival Sacrifice)

    third Order Nashim (women)
    introduction
    first Tractate yevamot (sisters-in-law)
    second Tractate ketubot (marriage Entitlements)
    third Tractate nedarim (vows)
    fourth Tractate nazir (the Nazirite)
    fifth Tractate sota (the Wayward Wife)
    sixth Tractate gittin (divorce)
    seventh Tractate qiddushin (betrothal)

    fourth Order Nesiqin (damages)
    introduction
    first Tractate bava Qama (the First Gate)
    second Tractate bava Metzi'a (the Middle Gate)
    third Tractate bava Batra (the Last Gate)
    fourth Tractate sanhedrin (the Court)
    fifth Tractate makkot (flogging)
    sixth Tractate shavuot (oaths)
    seventh Tractate eduyot (testimonies—legal Precedents)
    eighth Tractate avoda Zara (idolatry)
    ninth Tractate avot (wisdom Of The Fathers)
    tenth Tractate horayot (decisions)

    fifth Order Qodashim (holy Things)
    introduction
    first Tractate zevahim (sacrifices)
    second Tractate menahot (grain Offerings)
    third Tractate hullin (unconsecrated Meat)
    fourth Tractate bekhorot (first-born)
    fifth Tractate arakhin (valuations)
    sixth Tractate temura (substitutes)
    seventh Tractate keritot (exclusions)
    eighth Tractate me'ila (sacrilege)
    ninth Tractate qinnim (bird Pairs)
    tenth Tractate tamid (regular Temple Procedure)
    eleventh Tractate middot (temple Measurements)

    sixth Order Tohorot (purities)
    introduction
    first Tractate kelim (artefacts)
    second Tractate ohalot (tents)
    third Tractate nega'im (plagues)
    fourth Tractate parah (the Red Heifer)
    fifth Tractate tohorot (purities)
    sixth Tractate miqva'ot (pools)
    seventh Tractate nidda (menstruant)
    eighth Tractate makhshirin (enablers Of Impurity)
    ninth Tractate zavim (discharges)
    tenth Tractate t'vul Yom (immersed That Day)
    eleventh Tractate yadayim (hands)
    twelfth Tractate 'uqtzin (stalks)

    timeline

    glossary

    appendixes


    i. The Jewish Calendar
    ii. Tithes And Sabbatical Years
    iii. Coins, Weights And Measures
    iv. Books Of The Bible
    v. Tractates Of The Mishna In Alphabetical Order
    vi. Hebrew Names And Transliteration

    bibliography
    primary Texts
    english Translations
    secondary Works

    maps

    sacred Writings Index

    general Index

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  • Catalogue Code 420618
  • Product Code 9780141441788
  • ISBN 014144178X
  • EAN 9780141441788
  • Pages 896
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Jun 2009
  • Sales Rank #9624
  • Dimensions 197 x 129 x 39 mm
  • Weight 0.612kg

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