The Talmud Yerushalmi


in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780197264744
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734663 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

The Talmud Yerushalmi

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This chapter evaluates the usefulness and reliability of the Talmud Yerushalmi as a historical resource. The contents of the Yerushalmi are halakhic and aggadic and these stories constitute an important source for the social history of the rabbinic movement and possibly of other Jews. However, the Yerushalmi contains high incidence of parallel or repeated passages and the textual errors associated with parallel passages indicate that that these parallels were simply copied over from one tractate to the next.

Keywords: Talmud Yerushalmi; historical resource; halakhic; aggadic; social history; rabbinic movement; Jews; textual errors; repeated passages

Chapter.  8978 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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