The Talmud is a compilation of teachings of major Jewish scholars from the classic period of rabbinic Judaism. It provides guidance on all aspects of everyday life and is written in different styles---e.g., commentary, parable, proverb, and anecdote. Solomon has selected wisely and made lucid translations from the Babylonian Talmud. 896 pages, softcover. Penguin.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 608 Vendor: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.00 (inches) ISBN: 014144178X ISBN-13: 9780141441788 Availability: In Stock
The most important text in Judaism after the Old Testament- available for the first time in Penguin Classics
One of the most significant religious texts in the world, The Talmud is a compilation of the teachings of major Jewish scholars from the classic period of rabbinic Judaism. In a range of styles, including commentary, parables, proverbs, and anecdotes, it provides guidance on all aspects of everyday life. This selection of its most illuminating passages makes accessible to modern readers the centuries of Jewish thought contained within. Norman Solomon's lucid translation from the Bavli (Babylonian) is accompanied by an introduction on The Talmud's arrangement, social and historical background, reception, and authors.
Norman Solomon is a fellow in Modern Jewish Thought at the Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.