Trial access to Index of References Dealing with Talmudic Literature

By Mary Fisk|February 18, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Religions|0 comments

SOAS has trial access to the Saul Lieberman Institute of Talmudic Research’s bibliographical database  Index of References Dealing with Talmudic Literature for four months until 17th June 2016

The Institute is part of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

The resource ” lists bibliographical references for passages in rabbinic literature and related subjects and connects them to the location within rabbinic literature to which they are related. The latest version makes use of close to one thousand compositions. These compositions include modern talmudic research and related fields, references to parallels in rabbinic-midrashic literature itself and medieval talmudic commentary. The scholarly works included in the bibliography include classics such as Jacob Epstein’s introductions to Mishnah and Talmudic literature and Saul Lieberman’s Tosefta Kifshuta, as well as hundreds of other works, both those directly related to rabbinic literature and those more loosely related”

The url is and you will be able to login directly

Note that authors are able to add references on Rabbinic literature from their own work to the database.

If you are a SOAS Library user consulting this resource, we would welcome your feedback. Please contact  either Mary Fisk ( or Beth Clark ( with your comments


Screenshot of content search on the Index of References Dealing with Talmudic Literature

Content is continually updated. The following items were indexed between October 2015 and January 2016

Tzuberi,            A house inside a house : Mishnah “Ohalot” 7:4:                                 2015

Boyarin,            The Jewish Gospels:The Story of the Jewish Christ        2012

Primus ,                           Aqiva’s contribution to the law of Zera’im         1977

Samely,                        Rabbinic interpretation of scripture in the Mishnah       2002

ברודי,   משנה ותוספתא כתובות : נוסח, פרשנות ועריכה                            2015

Werrett,           Ritual Purity and the Dead Sea Scrolls                            2007

Schluter           Auf welche Weise wurde die Mishna geschrieben         1993

Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature,                                                 New approaches to the study of biblical interpretation in Judaism of the Second Temple period and in early Christianity                                                        2013

Ausloos, Lemmelijn;     A pillar of cloud to guide : text-critical, redactional, and linguistic perspectives on the Old Testament in honour of Marc Vervenne                 2014

Hempel            ,               The Dead Sea scrolls : texts and context                                    2010

Tal; Or; Salzer; Stever; Wandrey, A feminist commentary on the babylonian talmud      2007

Shaked, Ford, Bhayro                Aramaic Bowl Spells                              2013

Bieringer, Nathan, Pollefeyt, Tomson   Second Corinthians in the Perspective of Late Second Temple Judaism                                                                                      2014

Deli, Kynes       Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually                                2014

Gauthler          Psalms 38 and 145 of the Old Greek Version                  2014

Klawans           Purity, sacrifice, and the temple : symbolism and supersessionism in the study of ancient Judaism                                                                                             2006

Kanarek            Biblical narrative and the formation of rabbinic law        2014

Richardson      Law in religious communities in the Roman period : the debate over Torah and Nomos in post-biblical Judaism and early Christianity                           1991

Alexander        Gender and Timebound Commandments in Judaism     2013

Miller               At the intersection of texts and material finds : stepped pools, stone vessels, and ritual purity among the Jews of Roman Galilee                                      2015

Tal        Massekhet Ta’anit : text, translation, and commentary              2008

Davila   Hekhalot literature in translation : major texts of Merkavah mysticism   2013

Neusner Performing Israel’s Faith: Narrative and Law in Rabbinic Theology        2015

Segal    From Sermon to Commentary: Expounding the Bible in Talmudic Babylonia     2005

Hezser,                        Jewish travel in antiquity                                               c2011

Fiensy ,Strange             Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods :Life, Culture and Society         Fortress Press                                                                            2014

Alexander        Art, argument, and ambiguity in the Talmud : conflicting conceptions of the evil impulse in b. Sukkah 51b-52a                                                                                     2002

Miller   Studies in the History and Traditions of Sepphoris                      1984

Becker  Die Grossen rabbinischen Sammelwerke Palästinas : zur literarischen Genese von Talmud Yerushalmi und Midrash Bereshit rabba                                                  1999

Swartz Scholastic magic : ritual and revelation in early Jewish mysticism            1996

Schremer Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity, and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity      2010

Tomson  Paul and the Jewish Law: Halakha in the Letters of the Apostle to the Gentiles 1990

Rubenstein      Stories of the Babylonian Talmud                                  2010

McLay              The Temple in Text and Tradition                                  2015

Rosenfeld, Menirav      Markets and marketing in Roman Palestine       2005

כהנא.   ספרי במדבר : מהדורה מבוארת כרך ה.                           2015 תשע”ה

Novick  What is Good and What God Demands                                      2010

Rubenstein      The Culture of the Babylonian Talmud                           2003

Rubenstein      Rabbinic stories                                                                        c2002

Tropper            Simeon the Righteous in Rabbinic literature : a legend reinvented         2013

Wimpfheimer  Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories   2011

Fine     This holy place: on the sanctity of the synagogue during the Greco-Roman period  c1997

Schofer             The making of a sage : a study in rabbinic ethics             c2005

Tov  Scribal practices and approaches reflected in the texts found in the Judean desert             2004

Stökl ; Waerzeggers       Exile and return : the Babylonian context          2015

בנוביץ              הורדוס וחנוכה                                                               2013

פרידמן              שני ענייני חנוכה בסכוליון של מגילת תענית                        2006

נעם      נס פך השמן : האומנם מקור לבירור יחסם של חז”ל לחשמונאים       2002

Vered   The miracle of the cruse of oil : the metamorphosis of a legend 2003

Kaplan  My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs    2015

Fraade, Shemesh, Clements rabbinic literature and the Dead Sea scrolls                 2006

Levinson          Legal revision and religious renewal in ancient Israel      2008

Kister, Newman, Segal, Clements         Tradition, Transmission, and Transformation from Second Temple Literature through Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity         2015

Wright Rebuilding identity : the Nehemiah-memoir and its earliest readers  c2004

Belkin              Philo and the Oral Law:The Philonic Interpretation of Biblical Law in Relation to the Palestinian Halakah                                                                          1940

Wilfand               Poverty, charity and the image of the poor in rabbinic texts from the land of Israel                                                                                                                    2014

Cohn    The memory of the Temple and the making of the rabbis          c2013

ארד      מחלל שבת בפרהסיא – מונח תלמודי ומשמעותו ההיסטורית                       תשס”ט 2009

Fraade              From tradition to commentary : Torah and its interpretation in the Midrash Sifre to Deuteronomy                                                                                             1991

Ginzberg          On Jewish law and lore                                                 1962

Klawans           Impurity and sin in ancient Judaism                               2000

Goldin  Studies in Midrash and related literature                                   1988

Daube  The New Testament and rabbinic Judaism                                 1956

Muffs   Love & joy : law, language, and religion in ancient Israel             1992

Kugel   Shem in the tents of Japhet : essays on the encounter of Judaism and Hellenism           2002

Kraemer           Stylistic characteristics of Amoraic literature                  1984

Dimant History, Ideology and Bible Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls          2014

Lim       The formation of the Jewish canon                                           2013

Wise    Language and literacy in Roman Judaea : a study of the Bar Kokhba documents 2015

ורמן                              ספר היובלים                                                      2015

Halperin           The Merkabah in Rabbinic Literature                             1980

Smelik  Rabbis, language and translation in late antiquity                       2013

בר- אשר           תורת הצורות של לשון המשנה                                         2015

גינצבורג              פירושים וחדושים בירושלמי                                                            תש”א



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