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Transmitting Mishnah: The Shaping Influence of Oral Tradition (review)

Transmitting Mishnah: The Shaping Influence of Oral Tradition (review) Transmitting Mishnah: The Shaping Influence of Oral Tradition (review) W. David Nelson Hebrew Studies, Volume 49, 2008, pp. 357-360 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.2008.0023 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/439566/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:34 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 49 (2008) 357 Reviews over many other biblical traditions, even when, as in the story of the new moon feast (1 Samuel 20), he isn’t there. Frederick E. Greenspahn Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL 33431 greenspa@fau.edu TRANSMITTING MISHNAH: THE SHAPING INFLUENCE OF ORAL TRADITION. By Elizabeth Shanks Alexander. Pp. xvi + 246. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Cloth, $75.00. In recent decades, the study of early rabbinic literature has been informed by a significant body of research focused on identifying and understanding the oral and literary dynamics that comprised early rabbinic textuality. As a critical mass, this research constitutes the foundation of early rabbinic Orality Studies—an emerging, interdisciplinary trajectory aimed at clarify- ing how such dynamics affected the ongoing formation, transmission, pres- ervation, and scholarly conceptualization of the early rabbinic textual tradition. Transmitting Mishnah is an important addition to this body of re- search, noteworthy for its well-grounded, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Transmitting Mishnah: The Shaping Influence of Oral Tradition (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 49 – Oct 5, 2011

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Transmitting Mishnah: The Shaping Influence of Oral Tradition (review) W. David Nelson Hebrew Studies, Volume 49, 2008, pp. 357-360 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.2008.0023 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/439566/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:34 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 49 (2008) 357 Reviews over many other biblical traditions, even when, as in the story of the new moon feast (1 Samuel 20), he isn’t there. Frederick E. Greenspahn Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL 33431 greenspa@fau.edu TRANSMITTING MISHNAH: THE SHAPING INFLUENCE OF ORAL TRADITION. By Elizabeth Shanks Alexander. Pp. xvi + 246. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Cloth, $75.00. In recent decades, the study of early rabbinic literature has been informed by a significant body of research focused on identifying and understanding the oral and literary dynamics that comprised early rabbinic textuality. As a critical mass, this research constitutes the foundation of early rabbinic Orality Studies—an emerging, interdisciplinary trajectory aimed at clarify- ing how such dynamics affected the ongoing formation, transmission, pres- ervation, and scholarly conceptualization of the early rabbinic textual tradition. Transmitting Mishnah is an important addition to this body of re- search, noteworthy for its well-grounded,

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