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The body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law and legend comprising the Mishnah and the Gemara. There are two versions of the Talmud: the Babylonian Talmud (which dates from the 5th century AD but includes earlier material) and the earlier Palestinian or Jerusalem Talmud.
- ‘According to the Talmud, during the First Temple period of about 410 years, there were only 18 High Priests.’
- ‘Samuel had an only daughter, who was learned in the Scriptures and the Talmud.’
- ‘The Talmud tells of a disagreement in the Sanhedrin (the Jewish Supreme Court) over a point of law.’
- ‘This can be illustrated by a teaching in the Talmud about the secret to marital harmony.’
- ‘Nevertheless, a wide variety of views on asceticism are found in the Talmud.’
- ‘The obligation to give workers fair warning of their deficiencies is mentioned in the Talmud.’
- ‘This mentality is already revealed in numerous passages of the Talmud.’
- ‘The world of the Talmud is one of razor-sharp analysis.’
- ‘His enlightened mind refused to condemn the Talmud without a most searching enquiry.’
- ‘These are not the words of the Talmud quoted here.’
- ‘Now, again, put yourself into the mindset of 1500 years ago, the time of the Talmud.’
- ‘Later, the Babylonian Talmud was compiled, which was thought to be superior to its predecessor.’
- ‘Old men should sit in the sun, says the Talmud, to remember the simple feeling of well-being that physical enjoyment brings.’
- ‘The Talmud teaches that the Torah speaks in the language of man.’
- ‘Keep in mind, however, the Talmud says, that humiliating somebody publicly is tantamount to murder.’
- ‘In just seven and a half years, he said, you could learn the whole Talmud.’
- ‘But the Talmud in its own way is just as radical in its reinterpretation of Scripture as is the New Testament.’
- ‘The Talmud was clearly less concerned with theological correctness than we are today.’
- ‘To read the Talmud is to read a lot of arguments.’
- ‘Mendel explains how the music is not noise, how the lyrics have actual meaning and even apply to the Talmud.’
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