Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

Shmuel Safrai on Rabbinic Literature’s Value as a Historical Source

On Jewish Perspective Online, I read Shmuel Safrai’s “The Value of Rabbinic Literature As an Historical Source”.  Safrai’s argument is that rabbinic literature accurately reflects realities in the Second Temple Period.  This is a controversial proposition.  Scholars have disputed that … Continue reading

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