2007 Volume 4

Editors: Bernard Jackson, Daniel R. Langton and Ephraim Nissan. (No Gorgias Press edition).  


Roy Shasha, 'The Forms and Functions of Lists in the Mishnah' (PhD thesis, University of Manchester, 2006)

This study researches from a synchronic standpoint the different forms and functions of lists in the Mishnah. The study commences with a brief survey not only of lists in Biblical and early Rabbinic texts, but also the wider literature of the Ancient Near East. The relationship of the mishnaic list to its surrounding text is investigated in depth. The appendices contain comprehensive databases of the locations and descriptions of the different types of mishnaic lists, as well as a comparison of lists of the Mishnah to the lists of the Tosefta.