Book Suggestion: Notley and Safrai's "Parables of the Sages: Jewish Wisdom from Jesus to Rav Ashi"

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 24 2016 1:25 PM

Citation: Notley, R. Steven, and Ze ’ev Safrai. Parables of the Sages: Jewish Wisdom from Jesus to Rav Ashi. 1st English ed. Jerusalem: Carta, 2011. ISBN: 978-965-220-829-3. (Carta Jerusalem, Amazon, Christianbook)

From the back of the book:

"Parables of the Sages is a ground-breaking work in the study of parables in late antiquity. For the first time ever, the authors provide a complete annotated collection of narrative parables found in the earliest stratum of Rabbinic Judaism—the literature of the Tannaim. These pedagogical gems are presented in their original Hebrew language with a fresh English translation. The authors' notes consider the historical, social and religious aspects of the individual entries, and when relevant their possible contribution to our understanding of the parables of Jesus."

This book has been recommended and cited a number of times by Randall Buth in published and unpublished material (see, for example, Buth and Notley's The Language Environment of First-Century Judaea). You can find a lengthier preview here.

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Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 24 2016 11:22 PM


Gold package, and original language material and ancient text material, SIL and UBS books, discourse Hebrew OT and Greek NT. PC with Windows 8.1

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