Monday, March 12, 2018

On Schumer, "The Memory of the Temple in Palestinian Rabbinic Literature"

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Dissertation Spotlight | Nathan Schumer.
Schumer, Nathan Still. "The Memory of the Temple in Palestinian Rabbinic Literature." PhD diss., Columbia University, 2017.
The main intervention of my dissertation is to attempt to account for what rabbinic literature gets right about the past. It is just as historiographically significant that the rabbis are right about the Temple some of the time as it is that they are wrong. We need models that are able to account for both aspects of rabbinic literature.

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