Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Dating Rabbinic Traditions

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses about the general criteria for establishing absolute and relative dates of rabbinic documents. It briefly deals with the main problems of dating. The rough chronological outline of rabbinic literature possible at present should be taken seriously when dating rabbinic traditions. The redaction of the earliest rabbinic document in which we find a certain tradition is its terminus ante quem. The chapter focuses on the general question of the value of rabbinic attributions for purposes of dating. It also briefly deals with the question which in a conference on "The New Testament and Rabbinic Literature". Dating rabbinic texts remains a complicated task. It is perhaps too early to combine it with a New Testament agenda.

Keywords: dating; New Testament; rabbinic literature



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The New Testament and Rabbinic Literature — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation