Film, Video The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Talmud in its Sasanian Context
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- The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Talmud in its Sasanian Context
- Although the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, has been a text central and vital to the Jewish canon since the Middle Ages, the context in which it was produced has been poorly understood. Delving deep into Sasanian material culture and literary remains, Shai Secunda pieces together the dynamic world of late antique Iran, providing an unprecedented and accessible overview of the world that shaped the Bavli. Secunda unites the fields of Talmudic scholarship with Old Iranian studies to enable a fresh look at the heterogeneous religious and ethnic communities of pre-Islamic Iran. He analyzes the intercultural dynamics between the Jews and their Persian Zoroastrian neighbors, exploring the complex processes and modes of discourse through which these groups came into contact and considering the ways in which rabbis and Zoroastrian priests perceived one another.
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- Library of Congress. African and Middle Eastern Division, sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2014-07-22.
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- - Classification: History (General) and History of Europe.
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- - Shai Secunda.
- - Recorded on 2014-07-22.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. African And Middle Eastern Division. The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Talmud in its Sasanian Context. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-22, 2014. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021689475/.
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Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. African And Middle Eastern Division, S. B. (2014) The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Talmud in its Sasanian Context. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-22. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021689475/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. African And Middle Eastern Division. The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Talmud in its Sasanian Context. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-22, 2014. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021689475/>.