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Methodology: Who Is A Sage And Where Did He Live?

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The settlements in which sages were active are referred to in this book as rabbinic centers, spiritual centers or Torah centers. It is no simple matter to determine who is a sage in rabbinic literature. Even though this body of literature deals with sages, different figures are often mentioned in different contexts, and it is not always clear as to whether or not they were sages. As rabbinic literature was not intended to serve historical purposes, its redactors did not relate historical information in a systematic manner. This chapter provides a discussion of the geographic background and the borders of Jewish Palestine, and sheds light on the size and layout of the areas in which Palestine's Jewish population resided during the mishnaic and talmudic periods and in which sages operated as a unique group, forging and developing a network of ties among themselves and with others.

Keywords: Jewish Palestine; rabbinic literature; Sage; Torah centers



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