Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds: Accounting for Halakhic Difference in Selected Sugyot from Tractate Avodah Zarah
Christine Elizabeth Hayes, Robert F and Particia R Wies Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica Christine Elizabeth Hayes
Oxford University Press, 1997 - Religion - 270 pages
"In her important study, Christine Hayes critiques a historical approach that posits external explanations for divergences between the two Talmuds without paying sufficient attention to internal factors. Hayes demonstrates through a careful analysis of parallel passages from Bavli and Yerushalmi Avodah Zarah, that textual, hermeneutical, and dialectical factors frequently generate halakhic difference between the Talmuds. Nonetheless, Hayes argues that under certain conditions halakhic difference can provide information of use to the historian. A second set of case studies reveals that it is precisely when the Talmuds violate standard strategies of interpretation and argumentation that external (historical) factors are the likely cause of the halakhic difference in question. She thus shows that our knowledge of the different characters of the two Talmuds and their particular hermeneutical and dialectical practices acts not only as a brake on inappropriate historical analysis but also as a guide to appropriate historical analysis."--BOOK JACKET.
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INTERNAL CAUSES OF HALAKHIC DIFFERENCE l TEXTUAL ISSUES
INTERNAL CAUSES OF HALAKHIC DIFFERENCE ll HERMENEUTICAL CAUSES
EXTERNAL CAUSES OF HALAKHIC DIFFERENCE HALAKHAH AND HISTORY
Response to Jacob Neusner
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