From Mesopotamia to the Mishnah: Tannaitic Inheritance Law in its Legal & Social Contexts

Texts & Studies in Ancient Judaism No. 164

By: Jonathan Milgram
October 2016
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161540219
201 Pages
$165.00 Hardcover


Jonathan S. Milgram shows that the transformation of inheritance from the biblical to the Tannaitic time can best be explained against the background of the legal and social contexts in which the Tannaitic laws were formulated. To this end, the author presents laws in other ancient law traditions adopted and adopted by the Tannaim, and considers the extent to which Tannaite laws could have sprung from the social and economic realities of Tannatic Palestine.