By Ephraim E. Urbach
--David Weiss Halivni
Based on an exhaustive learn of the assets through philological-historical equipment, the paintings offers a vibrant photograph of the spiritual and social recommendations of the Tanna'im and Amora'im, their absorption and rejection of extraneous options, their religious struggles and the objectives they sought to accomplish. The highbrow ferment marking this period crystallized ideas that shaped the Jewish nationwide and spiritual photo for generations.
The knowledge of the nice Jewish lecturers of antiquity is on show the following like in no different ebook. indexes (one by way of subject, one by way of texts pointed out and either are hyperlinked to their appropriate pages for ease of use) support the reader utilize the various obscurer texts that Urbach fees, a few of them almost most unlikely to discover in translation anywhere.
The sheer wealth of fabric accrued during this quantity is fantastic. The e-book is definitely geared up via 'doctrine' or trust, and Urbach does an outstanding task of quoting the texts that he makes use of to return to his conclusions approximately what the Sages (Rabbis) believed, while and the place they believed it, and the way the idea replaced over the years.
The Sages is richly lucrative contribution to non secular background and rabbinic notion and belief.
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The Sages: Their Concepts and Beliefs by Ephraim E. Urbach