Definition of Talmud in English:



  • 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.

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


From late Hebrew talmūḏ instruction from Hebrew lāmaḏ learn.