The Talmud
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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 608
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 014144178X
ISBN-13: 9780141441788

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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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author Bio

Norman Solomon is a Fellow in Modern Jewish Thought at Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and Lecturer at Oxford University

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