Ancient Judaism and Modern Category-Formation

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Title: Ancient Judaism and Modern Category-Formation
Author: Jacob Neusner
ISBN10: 0819153958
ISBN13: 978-0819153951
Publisher: University Press Of America (July 30, 1986)
Language: English
Subcategory: Judaism
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Pages: 138 pages
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Ancient Judaism and Modern Category-Formation by Jacob Neusner


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Argues that the sole useful categories for the analysis of the Torah derive from the Torah, the canon of the religion under study in this book. The author investigates the categories that commonly serve for the description, analysis and interpretation of ancient Judaism and the principles that form those categories. He asserts that none of those categories constitute social constructs, thus violating the inner composition of the data they are employed to classify. The book concludes with a proposed principle of category formation: Judaism's canon. Co-published with Studies in Judaism.