The Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature
Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert and Martin S. Jaffee, eds.
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz
Description: This volume introduces students of rabbinic literature to the range of historical and interpretative questions surrounding the rabbinic texts of late antiquity. The editors, themselves well-known interpreters of Rabbinic literature, have gathered an international collection of scholars to support students' initial steps in confronting the enormous and complex rabbinic corpus. Unlike other introductions to Rabbinic writings, the present volume includes approaches shaped by anthropology, gender studies, oral-traditional studies, classics, and folklore studies.
Subjects: Bible, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Literature
Review by Joshua Schwartz
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Citation: Joshua Schwartz, review of Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert and Martin S. Jaffee, eds., The Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008)