Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Review of Kaye, Time in the Babylonian Talmud

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Book Note | Time in the Babylonian Talmud (Catherine Bonesho).
Lynn Kaye. Time in the Babylonian Talmud: Natural and Imagined Times in Jewish Law and Narrative. Cambridge Press, 2018.

Lynn Kaye in her thorough examination of time in rabbinic literature argues that the rabbis of the Babylonian Talmud (BT) imagined time as flexible, with temporal concepts like simultaneity, fixity, and retroactivity informing their laws and narratives. Time in the Babylonian Talmud is one of the more recent contributions to what Kaye and Sarit Kattan Gribetz have recently called the “temporal turn” in the study of ancient Judaism. ...

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