Discussing Cultural Influences: Text, Context, and Non-Text in Rabbinic Judaism
Ulmer, Rivka, editor
Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2006 pp. viii + 248. $37.00
Studies in Judaism
Description: Discussing Cultural Influences contextualizes Rabbinic Judaism by emphasizing that the framers of Rabbinic thought were in conversation with cultures different from their own as much as with their own tradition. In a series of seven essays, presented here for the first time, the authors challenge the reader's assumptions about Judaism in the Second Temple period, late antiquity, and the early medieval era.
Subjects: Bible, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Literature
Review by Joshua Schwartz
Citation: Joshua Schwartz, review of Rivka Ulmer, ed., Discussing Cultural Influences: Text, Context, and Non-Text in Rabbinic Judaism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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