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The Oxford Annotated Mishnah

edited by Shaye J.D. Cohen, Robert Goldenberg & Hayim Lapin

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2022
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The Mishnah is the foundational document of rabbinic law and, one could say, of rabbinic Judaism itself. It is overwhelmingly technical and focused on matters of practice, custom, and law. The Oxford Annotated Mishnah is the first annotated translation of this work, making the text accessible to all.

With explanations of all technical terms and expressions, The Oxford Annotated Mishnah brings together an expert group of translators and annotators to assemble a version of the Mishnah that requires no specialist knowledge.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Shaye Cohen is Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University. He previously taught at Brown University and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He is widely recognized as one of the leading scholars of ancient Judaism in the USA.

Robert Goldenberg retired in 2012 from a long and successful career of teaching Judaica and history at Stony Brook University. His main research interest was the history of Jews and Judaism in the Greco-Roman and late antique worlds. He has also taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He is a former co-editor of the AJSReview.

Hayim Lapin is Professor of History and Robert H. Smith Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland. He has written extensively on rabbinic law and its social and economic contexts. Lapin also works in the field of digital humanities, with particular interest in editing and study of texts.