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date: 19 May 2024

4. A Talmudic Legal Tradition: The Perfect Authorlocked

4. A Talmudic Legal Tradition: The Perfect Authorlocked

  • H. Patrick GlennH. Patrick GlennPeter M Laing Professor of Law at McGill University, Montreal


This chapter examines the history of the talmudic legal tradition. Talmudic law is rooted in the word of God as revealed to Moses, now found in the first five books of the Hebrew Bible (constituting the Pentateuch — Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). These first five books of what the Christian world knows as the Old Testament constitute the Torah.

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