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

Rabbinic Polysemy And Pluralism Revisited: Between Praxis And Thematization

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 examines several of Boyarin's most important arguments, and provides some countertexts to those arguments. Since Boyarin's central claim is that rabbinic polysemy and pluralism are mainly the "invention," especially in their "thematized" expressions, of the latest stratum of the Babylonian Talmud, the countertexts will be drawn from the earliest stratum of rabbinic literature, the so-called "Tannaitic" corpora. The varieties of late antique Christianity exerted influence, however direct or indirect, on the varieties of Judaism in the same period, including in parts of Syria and Babylonia, and the two exerted mutual influence on their respective identity formations.

Keywords: Babylonian Talmud; pluralism; rabbinic polysemy



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:
    Legal Fictions — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation