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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.


or Mish•na

(ˈmɪʃ nə, mɪʃˈnɑ)

n., pl. Mish•na•yoth, Mish•na•yot (ˌmɪʃ nɑˈyɔt) Mish•nahs. Judaism.
1. the collection of oral laws compiled about a.d. 200 and forming the basic part of the Talmud.
2. an article or section of this collection.
[1600–10; < Medieval Hebrew mishnāh literally, teaching by oral repetition]
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Noun1.Mishnah - the first part of the TalmudMishnah - the first part of the Talmud; a collection of early oral interpretations of the scriptures that was compiled about AD 200
Talmud - the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism
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Brayer also mentions that 'During the Tannaitic period, the Jewish woman's failure to cover her head was considered an affront to her modesty.
Within tractates there is even more variety, because the rabbis will frequently break off their discussion of the main subject to teach unrelated laws that happen to come from the same Tannaitic source, or that follow a similar logical pattern.
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reconstruction of the idea of Imago Dei in tannaitic literature.
These are the only surviving variations of possibly many that circulated during tannaitic times.
130-157, presented the social reality of the parable, clearly connecting it both thematically and culturally within Jewish life and practice of the tannaitic period.
The medieval rabbis, even when coming down clearly on a particular issue, tend to record minority opinions; for example, the differing viewpoints of the schools of Hillel and Shammai pervade the Tannaitic literature.
31) Likewise, Jacob Neusner's perspective on the tannaitic material is that "the older secondary studies are generally quite unreliable in their use of rabbinic sources for historical purposes.
Barnard (Justin Martyr: His Life and Thought [Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1967] 107) find that Justin reports here "a good Jewish tradition" or "a good Tannaitic tradition" respectively.
Parts III, IV, V, and VI analyze the evolving legal and scholarly commentary and interpretations of the Old Testament text as well as changing marriage practices in the Second Temple, Tannaitic, Amoraic, and Gaonic periods respectively.
explores the understanding of the king, his stature, and his prerogatives in early rabbinic literature, and particularly in Tannaitic literature.
Milikowsky's claim that in Tannaitic sources of the second and third centuries CE the term "exile" connoted political subjugation rather than expulsion from the land is consistent with Israel J.