Mishnaic


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Mish·nah

also Mish·na  (mĭsh′nə)
n. Judaism
1. The first section of the Talmud, being a collection of early oral interpretations of the scriptures as compiled about ad 200.
2. A paragraph from this section of the Talmud.
3. The teaching of a rabbi or other noted authority on Jewish laws.

[Mishnaic Hebrew mišnâ, repetition, instruction, from šānâ, to repeat; see ṯn in Semitic roots.]

Mish·na′ic (mĭsh-nā′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.Mishnaic - of or relating to the Mishna (the first part of the Talmud)Mishnaic - of or relating to the Mishna (the first part of the Talmud)
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Modern Orthodox and traditional Jews typically fail to distinguish between these two fields of Aggadah and Kabbalah--which are not truly binding-and the codex of halakhic law grounded in the Talmud Bavli (third to sixth century AD) or Talmud Yerushalmi (third to fourth century AD), which is truly obligatory after having been perfected over centuries through the interpretive criticism of mishnaic and talmudic scholars.
While Dubin is unversed in Mishnaic teachings, Malamud seems to be humoring some of them in the descriptions of this conflicted character.
(25.) Mishnaic Hebrew, on the other hand, leveled y- for all 3rd person plural forms.
Na forma agora existente, contem uma mistura de Mishnah e Midrash, e pode ser tecnicamente designado como uma exposicao homiletica do tratado Mishnaic Pirkei Avot, tendo para sua fundacao uma versao mais antiga daquele tratado.
Due to external pressures and internal discord, the rabbis of the Mishnaic and Talmudic eras decided to create a textual account of the previously orally transmitted halakha as a means of preserving its contents as best as possible for posterity.
It is possible that rishfei kashet actually refers to the sparks produced by the bow, since in Mishnaic Hebrew and Aramaic Resheph means "spark."
Then, in chapter 4, he illustrates how his typology enables one to map out the narrative topography of the Mishnah, that is, he demonstrates how his classifications can be used to separate the flowing Mishnaic text into distinct strata defined by their measure of narrativity.
Theft is the subject of the discussion in Chapter Seven, which begins with a brief Mishnaic statement on Bava Kamma 62b, followed by a very long discussion in the Gemara.
We should memorize the following verse from Pirkei Avot (a compilation of the ethical teachings and maxims of the rabbis of the Mishnaic period): "It is not incumbent upon you to finish the task, but neither are you free to absolve yourself from it."
Jews without another common language spoke it to one another and of course wrote it in their correspondence and their religious and literary works, but the Hebrew they spoke and wrote had barely developed as a living language since mishnaic times, and in this sense may be likened to Church Latin.
Even if Seeskin, following Jacob Neusner, is correct when he states that the Mishnaic and Talmudic sources did not afford significant place to messianism, the apocalyptic literature that was composed in that same period and that was based on the same Mishnaic and Talmudic figures gave pride of place to messianism without question.
The Pirkei Avot or Chapters of the Fathers, teachings of Rabbis of the Mishnaic Period designates particular roles, based on religious study: