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Moses and Garshasb, Ardeshir and Herod: Historical, Mythical and Religious Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud in their Middle Persian Context.

Availability: Forthcoming
Published: 2019
Page #: xiv + 195
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-56859-403-3
appendix, bibliography, index, notes, references

Quick Overview

This book fits in the recently flourished field of Irano-Talmudica Studies, and offers a comparative study between a number of Talmudic and Middle Persian narratives. The present work seeks first and foremost to examine Talmudic narratives in their Iranian context, and secondly to examine the Talmudic background of Iranian narratives where applicable.

This book also offers an investigation and analysis of Talmudic narratives that had not previously been sufficiently examined for Iranian themes and ideas, and our central goal in this research has been to explore how, in what areas, and to what extent Iranian ideas have influenced the Babylonian Talmud.

This book has not concerned itself with the basic questions of whether or not Middle Persian literature and culture impacted the compositions of the Babylonian sages, or whether Jewish sages and Zoroastrian priests exchanged knowledge and ideas. There is already a significant body of scholarship that has answered these questions in the affirmative, so the present work will take it as established that Middle Persian literature and culture did in fact impact the Bavli and that there was some level of interaction between Talmudic sages and Zoroastrian priests during the Sasanian/Talmudic period.

author

Azadeh Ehsani

Azadeh Ehsani received an MA in ancient Languages and Culture of Iran with a focus on Middle Persian (Pahlavi). After finishing her MA she traveled to India and studied Sanskrit literature and grammar at Pune University's Center of Advanced Study in Sanskrit. In 2010 she started her Ph.D. at Concordia University in Montreal. At Concordia, she began working on Aramaic and Biblical Hebrew and studied the Babylonian Talmud, in order to convey research in the area of Irano-Talmudica Studies. Presently she is an instructor of Middle Persian and Aramaic in Tehran.

Introduction

Capter 1: Ardaxšēr ī Pābagān and Herod

Chapter 2: Solomon and Jamšīd, Moses and Garšāsp

Chapter 3: The World to Come in Pahlavi Literature and the Babylonian Talmud

Conclusion
Bibliography
Appendix
Index

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