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Jacob Neusner

Jacob Neusner is a prolific, as well as controversial, Jewish scholar and rabbi. He has written or edited over 400 books about the Torah, Tosefta, Talmud, Midrash and other Jewish writings.

Books by Neusner

Neusner, Jacob. The Judaism behind the texts--the generative premises of rabbinic literature. II, Tosefta, Tractate Abot, and earlier midrash compilations: Sifra, Sifré to Numbers, and Sifré to Deuteronomy. Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, 1994

The Yerushalmi--the Talmud of the land of Israel : an introduction.

The Tosefta : an introduction. Atlanta, GA : Scholars Press, 1992

The Bavli that might have been : the Tosefta's theory of Mishnah commentary compared with the Bavli's. Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, 1991

The Talmud : a close encounter Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 1991

The canonical history of ideas : the place of the so-called Tannaite Midrashim, Mekhilta according to R. Ishmael, Sifra, Sifré to Numbers, and Sifré to Deuteronomy. Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, c1989

Mekhilta according to Rabbi Ishmael : an introduction to Judaism's first scriptural encyclopaedia. Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, 1988

Judaism, the Classical Statement: the evidence of the Bavli. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1986

Invitation to the Talmud : a teaching book. San Francisco : Harper & Row, 1984

How Adin Steinsaltz misrepresents the Talmud : four false propositions from his "Reference guide" Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, 1998

Critical studies of Neusner's work

"Mishna and Messiah 'In Context' " Craig A. Evans, Journal of Biblical Literature (JBL) 112/2 1993 p.267-289

"A Tragedy or a Comedy" Saul Lieberman,Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol.104(2) April/June 1984 p.315-319

"Jacob Neusner, the Mishnah and Ventriloquism" John C. Poirier, The Jewish Quarterly Review LXXXVII Nos.1-2 July-October 1996, p.61-78

"Jacob Neusner,Mishnah and Counter-Rabbinics" Shaye J. D. Cohen, Conservative Judaism Vol.37(1) Fall 1983 p.48-63 Hyam Maccoby

"Jacob Neusner's Mishnah" Midstream 30/5 (May 1984) p.24-32



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