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Published: 07 January 2014

480 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199684328

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Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity

An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Alexander Samely, Alexander Philip, Rocco Bernasconi, and Robert Hayward

  • Provides new categories for understanding how ancient Jewish literature works
  • Each work can be described in its totality, with all important features coordinated with each other
  • The conventional separation of groups of texts and genres is overcome by the new system of description, covering literature from the end of the Bible to the end of the Talmud
  • Accompanied by an online database of hundreds of works, to which the new descriptive system is applied (