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Author Neusner, Jacob, 1932-
Title Praxis and parable : the divergent discourses of rabbinic Judaism : how Halakhic and Aggadic documents treat the bestiary common to them both / Jacob Neusner
Imprint Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2006
book jacket
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  250.16 N496    AVAILABLE    30580002404361
Descript xxiii, 262 p. ; 23 cm
Series Studies in Judaism
Note Includes bibliographical references
pt. 1. How the Halakhah treats the bestiary. The Mishnah -- Abot and the Tosefta -- Sifra -- Sifre to Numbers -- Sifre to Deuteronomy -- Mekhilta attributed to R. Ishmael -- Yerushalmi: the Halakhic corpus -- Bavli: the Halakhic corpus -- pt. 2. How the Aggadah treats the bestiary. Genesis Rabbah -- Leviticus Rabbah -- Pesiqta deRab Kahana -- Ruth Rabbah -- Esther Rabbah I -- Song of Songs Rabbah -- Lamentations Rabbah -- The fathers according to Rabbi Nathan -- Yerushalmi: the Aggadic corpus -- Bavli: the Aggadic corpus -- The outcome: why does rabbinic Judaism resort to two modes of discourse?
Subject Animals in rabbinical literature
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism
Tradition (Judaism)
Jewish law
Judaism -- Doctrines
Alt Title Praxis & parable
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