BIBLE Terms Talmud


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- Talmud is selection of texts on which beleifs of mainstream Judaism is based.

- Texts are in form of rabbinic discussions about to Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs and history.

- The Talmud has two components: Mishnah and Gemara.

- Mishnah (c. 200 CE) is the first written compendium of Judaism's Oral Law.

- Gemara (c. 500 CE) is a discussion of the Mishnah and related Tannaitic writings and expounds broadly on the Tanakh.