Binding Fragments of Tractate Temurah and the Problem of Lishana ’Aḥarina offers a critical edition of an important Talmud manuscript of tractate Temurah discovered in the library of New York University. Addressing the unique
Lishana ’Aḥarina (“alternative version”) phenomenon present in this tractate, the present volume suggests a new approach for understanding the editing and transmission of tractate Temurah. This volume also includes a thorough discussion of the conservation and treatment of the manuscript fragments, a codicological and paleographical analysis of the fragments, and a synopsis of the entire first chapter of this tractate. The present work is relevant for study of the redaction and transmission of tractate Temurah and the Babylonian Talmud, as well as for the study of Hebrew binding fragments.
Matthew Goldstone, Ph.D. (2017), published in
Journal of Biblical Literature, Jewish Studies Quarterly, Novum Testamentum, and
Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and authored
The Dangerous Duty of Rebuke: Leviticus 19:17 in Early Jewish and Christian Interpretation (forthcoming).
Lawrence H. Schiffman is Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and director of the Global Network for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies at New York University. He has published numerous books on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Judaism in late antiquity.
Table of contents
Acknowledgements List of Figures and Plates
Lishana ’Aḥarina Early Views on Lishana ’Aḥarina
Jacob Nachum Halevy Epstein
Eliezer Shimshon Rosenthal
Additional Discussions of Lishana ’Aḥarina
New Observations from a Reexamination of the Evidence
Towards a New Theory of Tractate Temurah
Lishana ’Aḥarina: The Evidence of Medieval Sources
The Conservation of Six Talmudic Manuscript Fragments from the Bindings of Three Early 17th Century Choral Books Anne Hillam, Laura McCann, and Marvin J. Taylor Figures 1–6
A Codicological and Paleographical Analysis of the Sabbateni Hebrew Binding Fragments — Bavli Temurah Chapter 1 Edna Engel A Proposed Model of the Original Manuscript’s Layout
Codicological and Scribal Graphic Features
Scribal Graphic Features (Figure 17)
Edition of the Manuscript with Critical Notes Synopsis of the lishana ’aḥarina on Temurah 6a