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The Modern Study Of Rabbinics And Historical Questions: The Tale Of The Text

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This chapter provides some thoughts on "the tale" or story of modern rabbinic textual studies and Jewish history in Late Antiquity. Our tale begins in the 19th century, for it was then that critical approaches to rabbinic literature began to crystallize, albeit slowly. But going back to my title, and profession, it is clear that the practitioners of rabbinic history at the time truly believed that the tale was in the text that is the history of the Jewish people in the rabbinic period can be found primarily in the rabbinic texts. Because 19th century scholarship truly believed that the tale was in the text, the culmination of that first stage dovetailed perfectly with the textual and philological orientation of the times.

Keywords: Jewish history; Late Antiquity; modern rabbinic textual studies; the tale



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