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Bibil Identifier bibil:211638
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) What is Good, and What God Demands
Title (English, ) Normative Structures in Tannaitic Literature
Author Novick, Tzvi
Series Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 144)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature HZ 2486/144
Place 296Mis
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-18758-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
248 Pages
height in cm 25
Genre Original
Abstract The normative rhetoric of tannaitic literature (the earliest extant corpus of rabbinic Judaism) is predominantly deontological. Prior scholarship on rabbinic supererogation, and on points of contact with Greco-Roman virtue discourse, has identified non-deontological aspects of tannaitic normativity. However, these two frameworks overlook precisely the productive intersection of deontological with non-deontological, the first because supererogation defines itself against obligation, and the second because the Greco-Roman comparate discourages serious treatment of law-like elements. This book addresses ways in which alternative normative forms entwine with the core deontological rhetoric of tannaitic literature. This perspective exposes, inter alia, echoes of the post-biblical wisdom tradition in tannaitic law, the rich polyvalence of the category mitzvah, and telling differences between the schools of Akiva and Ishmael.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Talmudic Period : Rabbinism : Tannaim
Terms מִצְוָה מצוה
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