from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism The collection of ancient Rabbinic writings consisting of the Mishnah and the Gemara, constituting the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism.
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- proper n. A collection of Jewish writings related to the practical application of Judaic law and tradition (may refer to either the Babylonian Talmud or the shorter Jerusalem Talmud).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The body of the Jewish civil and canonical law not comprised in the Pentateuch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Jewish lit., the body of traditionary laws, precepts, and interpretations contained in the Mishnah and its complement or completion called the Gemara, the former being the text on which the latter is based.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism
As far as I am aware they are not included in any English translation of the Talmud, but may be found in an English version of Dr. Gustav H. Dalman's book, _Jesus Christus im Talmud_
There are two distinct works to which the title Talmud is applied; the one is the
Written Law, the Talmud is the vast compilation of the Oral Law, including rabbinical commentaries and elaborations.
The Talmud is the less-than-absolute books of law.
What is usually called the Talmud consists of two parts: 1.
Indeed, throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the word Talmud appears as a synonym for something imaginative and unreal if not actually absurd.
During the Roman occupation and subsequent exile, this body of knowledge was committed to writing as an emergency measure and was formalized into what is now known as the Talmud (authoritative case law, ethics, mysticism and ritual practice), the Midrashim (homiletical stories) and the Kabbalah.
The great secret of the Talmud is the brit to be involved.
"The Talmud is a guide, a model for good journalism," Goldman said.
He is, perhaps - along with Rabbi Akiva, the most famous sage of the Talmud, which is the major Jewish book after the Bible.