How to quote the Talmud?

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Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jun 18 2011 5:14 AM

Hey folks... I'm just wondering if anyone knows if there are any reference rules for quoting the Talmud, and if so, what they would be.

For example, I've got a quote from the Babylonian Talmud, Volume 2 (Shabbat), Chapter 1, Section 1:1. how would I go about footnoting this in a paper?

Thanks! Geeked

 

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David Knoll | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 18 2011 6:01 AM

 

"Abbreviations distinguish the versions of the Talmudic tractates: y. for Jerusalem and b. for Babylonian. A prefixed t. denotes the tractates of the

Tosefta and an m. those of the Mishnah. A prefixed bar. denotes a baraita

(an authoritative Tannaitic rule external to the Mishnah). When citing the

Mishnah, a colon separates the chapter from the paragraph (i.e., mishnah);

thus, m. Ber. 1:1. The standard way to cite the Talmud is by folio and side (a

or b); "

SBL Handbook of Style

 

Thus: 

 

m. Šabb 1:1

 

(If I understand you correctly and you want to cite the passage that contains the parable of the pauper standing outside)

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Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 23 2011 3:18 AM

Great! Thanks David!

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D. Drybread | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 20 2013 4:00 PM

Thank you, David; further, can you tell me how to cite "Ecclesiastes Rabbah"?

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D. Drybread | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 20 2013 4:21 PM

Thank you, David; further, can you tell me how to cite "Ecclesiastes Rabbah"?

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David Knoll | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 20 2013 4:29 PM

Eccl. Rab.

in italics.

Thus Portion one Paragraph 7:

Eccl. Rab. 1:7

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D. Drybread | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 20 2013 5:05 PM

Thanks very much!

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Andrea Acker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 7 2018 6:34 PM

Shalom David! My husband and I are finishing up a book which includes quotes and citations from the Talmud. Is this an appropriate Bibliographic reference?

Koren Noé Talmud. Sanhedrin 98a. The William Davidson digital edition of the Koren Noé Talmud, with commentary by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Even-Israel. Digital. https://www.korenpub.com

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