Talmud in Its Iranian Context

Texts & Studies in Ancient Judaism, No.135


Edited By Carol Bakhos & Rahim M. Shayegan
September 2010
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161501876
288 pages
$177.50 Hardcover

Scholars of rabbinics and Iranists are increasingly turning to the orbit of Iranian civilization in order to explore the extent to which the Babylonian Talmud was exposed to the theological and liturgical discourse of the Zoroastrian religion, as well as Sasanian legal practices. Here possibly for the first time, scholars within these fields are brought together in concert to examine the interaction between Jewish and Iranian cultures in terms of legal exegesis, literature, and religious thought. The implications of this groundbreaking effort are vastly significant for Jewish and Iranian Studies.

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