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Plato and the Talmud
Howland, Jacob

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010 pp. xi + 282. $85.00


Description: This innovative study sees the relationship between Athens and Jerusalem through the lens of the Platonic dialogues and the Talmud. Howland argues that these texts are animated by comparable conceptions of the proper roles of inquiry and reasoned debate in religious life, and by a profound awareness of the limits of our understanding of things divine.

Subjects: Bible, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Mishnah and Talmud, Literature

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Review by Alan Avery-Peck
Published 9/24/2011
Citation: Alan Avery-Peck, review of Jacob Howland, Plato and the Talmud, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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