Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135-700 CE

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehudah Cohn, Fergus Millar

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From major seminal works such as the Mishnah or the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds, to Biblical commentaries, translations of Biblical books into Aramaic or relatively little-known mystical, liturgical, or apocalyptic writings, this book is a complete guide to the rich tradition of Jewish literature in the second to seventh centuries of the Common Era. Each work is described in a way that covers its contents, dating, language, and accessibility (or otherwise) in print or online. The aim throughout is to cover all of this literature and to answer the following questions: What Jewish literature, written either in Hebrew or Aramaic, has survived? What different genres of such literature are there? What printed texts or translations into any modern language, or commentaries (either in Hebrew or a European language) are there? And, for those who want to enquire further, what are the manuscripts on which modern editions are based?

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages187
ISBN (Electronic)9780191771873
ISBN (Print)9780197265222
StatePublished - 30 Jan 2014

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© The British Academy 2012. All rights reserved.


  • Apocalyptic Writings
  • Biblical Commentaries
  • Common Era
  • Jewish Literature
  • Liturgical Writings
  • Mishnah
  • Modern Editions
  • Talmuds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)


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