WWW – Rabbinic Writings

Over the years I’ve stumbled across a few caches of Rabbinic Writings on the web. The Talmud Yerushalmi & Bavli along with the Mishnah are available at Mechon-Mamre. David Instone-Brewer of Tyndale House has pointed out that Tsel Harim has made available the Midrash Rabbah in Hebrew. I found that they also have the Midrash Tanhuma, and the Yalqut Shimeoni. By chance, I stumbled upon the Seder Olam Rabbah, available at Shechem.org.

4 thoughts on “WWW – Rabbinic Writings”

  1. Hi James,

    I want to thank you for highlighting so many references on the Letter of Jsmes because like Jude, it has been somewhat neglected. I just read Robert Eisenman’s James the Brother of Jesus but it is not really useful, very speculative, and using sources randomly and not putting much weight on James of Acts and church traditions as we know it. But your postings help a great deal esp. the articles.


  2. You’re right Tony. James and Jude have been neglected, but there are quite a few resources popping up nowadays regarding James the Just. I’m hoping to post on James Tabor’s new book, Jesus Dynasty. While I disagree with much of what Tabor says, I find his treatment of James as the successor to Jesus interesting. From my own point of view, Tabor – like Eisenman – devalues the canonical sources too much. Then again, I guess from a secular historian’s point of view one could say I value them too much!

  3. Greetings James

    I was wondering if you could aid a student to finding two books that will introduce me to the person of James and his place in early Christianity. Given my ignorance on this subject, I’m keen to read two books that will give me a well rounded picture of the brother of Jesus and his work amongst early Chritians.

    Looking through my local bookshop, I see: Brother of Jesus, Friend of God: Studies in the Letter of James by Luke Timothy Johnson. Any good? I don’t want to be an expert, but I also don’t want to be ignorant of what’s going on in early Christianity. And I think James is significant enough to spend some time on.

    Also, could you recommend two commentaries on James? As I may end up preaching through James for a couple of months… THANKS!

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    s d.

  4. PS: Did you see Ben Witherington’s critique of the Jesus Dynasty on his blog? It’s about 28pgs long and quite detailed…

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