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Author Cohn, Naftali S

Title The memory of the Temple and the making of the rabbis / Naftali S. Cohn
Edition [First edition]
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 240 pages) : illustrations
Series Divinations: rereading late ancient religion
Contents Introduction : The Narration of Temple Ritual as Rabbinic Memory in the Late Second or Early Third Century -- Rabbis as Jurists of Judaean Ritual Law and Competing Claims for Authority -- The Temple, the Great Court, and the Rabbinic Invention of the Past -- Narrative Form and Rabbinic Authority -- Constructing Sacred Space -- The Mishnah in the Context of a Wider Judaean, Christian, and Roman Temple Discourse -- Conclusion : The Memory of the Temple and the Making of the Rabbis -- Appendix A : The Mishnah's Temple Ritual Narratives and Court-Centered Ritual Narratives -- Appendix B : Mishnaic Narratives in Which a Rabbi or Rabbis Issue an Opinion with Respect to a Case
Summary The author provides an innovative understanding of the rabbinic authors of the Mishnah and their intense focus on the Temple. He contends that the memory of the Temple served a political function for the rabbis, arguing for their own importance within the complex social landscape of Jewish society in Roman Palestine
Analysis Ancient Studies
Jewish Studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [131]-223) and index
Notes In English
Subject Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem) -- In rabbinical literature.
Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem)
SUBJECT Mishnah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Mishnah fast
Subject Rabbis -- Office.
Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- History.
Judaism -- Talmudic period
Rabbis -- Office
Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem) in rabbinical literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012014283
ISBN 9780812207460