The Talmud: A Selection

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Penguin UK, Apr 2, 2009 - Religion - 896 pages

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 illuminating passages makes accessible the centuries of Jewish thought within The Talmud.

Norman Solomon's clear translation from the Bavli (Babylonian) Talmud is accompanied by an introduction on its arrangement, social and historical background, reception and authors. This edition also includes appendixes of background information, a glossary, time line, maps and indexes.

 

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Good introduction, and, obviously, the text is interesting. But there's something impossible about the book. There's just too much to select from. Major pieces, like the Pirke Aboth, are reduced to ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
SIXTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER NINE
SEVENTH TRACTATE

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
Selections
FIRST TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER NINE
SECOND TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER EIGHT
THIRD TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER SIX
FOURTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER NINE
FIFTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TEN
SIXTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER FOUR
SEVENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER FOUR
EIGHTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
NINTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
TENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
ELEVENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
SECOND ORDER
FIRST TRACTATE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
SECOND TRACTATE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
THIRD TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TEN
FOURTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
FIFTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER EIGHT
SIXTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FIVE
SEVENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER FIVE
EIGHTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
NINTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
TENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER FOUR
ELEVENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
TWELFTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
THIRD ORDER
FIRST TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER TEN
SECOND TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
THIRD TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER ELEVEN
FOURTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
FIFTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER FOUR
FOURTH ORDER
FIRST TRACTATE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER TEN
SECOND TRACTATE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SEVEN
THIRD TRACTATE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER EIGHT
FOURTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER ELEVEN
FIFTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER THREE
SIXTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
SEVENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER EIGHT
EIGHTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER FOUR
NINTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER TWO
TENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
FIFTH ORDER
FIRST TRACTATE
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER TWELVE
SECOND TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
THIRD TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
FOURTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER EIGHT
FIFTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER NINE
SIXTH TRACTATE
SEVENTH TRACTATE
EIGHTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER FIVE
NINTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
TENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER FIVE
ELEVENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
SIXTH ORDER
FIRST TRACTATE
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
SECOND TRACTATE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
THIRD TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
FOURTH TRACTATE
FIFTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER FIVE
SIXTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER SIX
SEVENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FIVE
EIGHTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
NINTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FIVE
TENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER TWO
ELEVENTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
TWELTH TRACTATE
CHAPTER THREE
Timeline
Glossary
Appendix I The Jewish Calendar
Appendix II Tithes and Sabbatical Years
NOTES
Appendix III Coins Weights and Measures
Linear Measurement
Land Area
NOTES
Appendix IV Books of the Bible
Ketuvim Writings hagiographa
Appendix V Tractates of the Mishna in Alphabetical Order
Appendix VI Hebrew Names and Transliteration
Bibliography
Dictionaries and Reference
SECONDARY WORKS
Maps
Sacred Writings Index
General Index
Copyright

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

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