Judaism States Its Theology: The Talmudic Re-Presentation

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Explains the writing of the oral component of the Torah, the Talmud of Babylonia, about 600 C.E., as the third and final stage in the formulation of Judaism: the restatement of religious traditions as theology. Also considers the companion Midrash collections, exemplified by the Song of Songs and Ruth Rabbah, committed to writing at the same time.