Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature, Fonrobert, Charlotte Elisheva; Jaffee, Martin S. Published by Cambridge University Press, 2007. Card covers. 411pp. with index and source index. Contents are in unread, unmarked condition; card covers have light shelf wear.
This volume guides beginning students of rabbinic literature to the range of historical-interpretive and culture-critical issues that contemporary scholars use when studying the rabbinic texts of late antiquity. The editors, themselves well-known interpreters of rabbinic literature, have gathered an international collection of scholars to support students’ initial steps in confronting the enormous and complex rabbinic corpus. Unlike other introductions to rabbinic writings, the present volume includes approaches shaped by anthropology, gender studies, oral-traditional studies, classics, and folklore studies.