Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash...

The classic work on the field. Not for beginners; for those interested in a more historical and critical study of Talmud and Midrash.

Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash

Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash


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FRONT MATTERCopyright pageTABLE OF CONTENTSThe Translator's PrefaceFrom the Author's Preface to the First EditionFrom the Foreword to the Fourth EditionForeword to the Fifth EditionPRELIMINARY REMARKS§1. ABBREVIATIONS§2. TRANSLITERATION OF HEBREW CHARACTERS§3. MODE OF CITATIONPART I. INTRODUCTION TO THE TALMUDPART II. INTRODUCTION TO THE MIDRASHIMNOTESPART INOTES TO CHAPTER I, P. 3NOTES TO CHAPTER II, § 1, P. 8NOTES TO CHAPTER II, § 2, P. 12NOTES TO CHAPTER II, § 3, P. 20NOTES TO CHAPTER III, P. 26NOTES TO CHAPTER IV, P. 29NOTES TO CHAPTER V, § 1, P. 65NOTES TO CHAPTER V, § 2, P. 66NOTES TO CHAPTER V, § 3, P. 69NOTES TO CHAPTER VI, P. 70NOTES TO CHAPTER VII, § 1, P. 73NOTES TO CHAPTER VII, § 2, P. 74NOTES TO CHAPTER VIII, P. 75NOTES TO CHAPTER IX, § 1, P. 77NOTES TO CHAPTER IX, § 2, P. 79NOTES TO CHAPTER IX, § 3, P. 83NOTES TO CHAPTER X, § 1, P. 87NOTES TO CHAPTER X, § 2, P. 88NOTES TO CHAPTER X, § 3, P. 89NOTES TO CHAPTER XI, § 1, P. 93NOTES TO CHAPTER XI, § 2, P. 93NOTES TO CHAPTER XI, § 3, P. 95NOTES TO CHAPTER XI, § 4, P. 95NOTES TO CHAPTER XI, § 5, P. 98NOTES TO CHAPTER XII, § 1, P. 99NOTES TO CHAPTER XII, § 2, P. 100NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 2, P. 107NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 3, P. 109NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 4, P. 110NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 5, P. 114NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 6, P. 116NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 7, P. 118NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 8, P. 119NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 9, P. 121NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 10, P. 124NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 11, P. 128NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 12, P. 130NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 13, P. 132NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 14, P. 133NOTES TO CHAPTER XIII, § 15, P. 133NOTES TO CHAPTER XIV, § 5, P. 163PART IINOTES TO CHAPTER XV, § 1, P. 201NOTES TO CHAPTER XV, § 2, P. 203NOTES TO CHAPTER XV, § 3, P. 204NOTES TO CHAPTER XVI, P. 206NOTES TO CHAPTER XVI, § 1, P. 206NOTES TO CHAPTER XVI, § 2, P. 207NOTES TO CHAPTER XVII, § 1, P. 210NOTES TO CHAPTER XVII, § 2, P. 211NOTES TO CHAPTER XVII, § 3, P. 212NOTES TO CHAPTER XVII, § 4, P. 213NOTES TO CHAPTER XVII, § 5, P. 214NOTES TO CHAPTER XVII, § 6, P. 215NOTES TO CHAPTER XVIII, § 1, P. 217NOTES TO CHAPTER XVIII, § 2, P. 218NOTES TO CHAPTER XIX, § 1, P. 220NOTES TO CHAPTER XX, P. 223NOTES TO CHAPTER XXI, § 1, P. 225NOTES TO CHAPTER XXI, § 2, P. 227NOTES TO CHAPTER XXI, § 3, P. 228NOTES TO CHAPTER XXII, P. 230NOTES TO CHAPTER XXIII, § 1, P. 233NOTES TO CHAPTER XXIII, § 2, P. 233INDEXESI. HEBREW AND ARAMAIC WORDS EXPLAINEDII. TITLES OF BOOKSIII. PROPER NAMESAPPENDICESAPPENDIX I. TABULAR SURVEY OF THE TRACTATES IN MISHNA, TALMUD AND TOSEPHTAAPPENDIX II. ALPHABETICAL LIST OF TRACTATES IN THE MISHNAAPPENDIX III. The Opening Words of those Chapters in the Babylonian Talmud which have Gemara, in Alphabetical Order.
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