Economic Analysis in Talmudic Literature

Economic Analysis in Talmudic Literature

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This book discusses the economics of the Talmud in the light of modern economics. Its focus is on the intricate debates, statements and principles that were forged by the great minds of the Talmudic Rabbis. This ancient storehouse of learning includes a wealth of economic knowledge of modern sophistication. The book taps those qeconomic treasuresq by way of analytic inquiry.And R. Nehorai (middle second century) made this point explicit by stating: a€œI would ignore all crafts in the world and teach ... a similar view after he emerged from a cave (in which he hid himself for 12 years to escape Roman persecution). ... of having a trade, states: a€œWhosoever has a craft is like a vineyard surrounded with a protective hedgea€ (Tos. Kid. 1:11). ... Those philosophers who preceded them and their Greek and Roman disciples who succeeded them, held similar views.

Title:Economic Analysis in Talmudic Literature
Author:Roman Ohrenstein, Barry Gordon
Publisher:BRILL - 2009-06-17


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