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Unformatted text preview: Text Workshop: Talmud 17:57 7uTalmud=Mishnah+ Commentary (Gemara) Two Talmuds (Hebrew Plural: Talmudim) Palestinian (Jerusalem Talmud/ Yerushalmi) Edited in the fifth century CE Influenced by Christianity and its environment Babylonian (Bavli) Edited in the sixth century CE Influenced by Zoroastrianism and its environment Talmud The Talmud= Babylonia Talmud Argumentative style Talmudic thinking Dialogical style Often embarks on tangents Follows the Mishnahs order. (CJ p.136) Reading Questions: (MIDTERM) Always ask: What is the point? Is it Halakha (Law)? Aggadah (Stories)? Both=usually the right answer! Can the text be read as an historical document? If so, how? What does it teach us about rabbinic Judaism? Etc. B. Baca Metzia 21a-24a Rabbinic laws of finders keepers Problems with unspecificity Questions might you ask?...
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