Which Mishnah translation to get?

yochanan bitan ButhFam at compuserve.com
Wed Sep 22 16:16:17 EDT 1999

>Neusner's is more recent (and
> much cheaper), but I've heard very little about the quality of the
> translation. 
you maybe didn't hear of the (in)famous chicago meeting of sbl (1983?)
where one reviewer publically dumped neusner's translation in the trash.
(on tosefta? i wan't there that year.) neusner is not usually invited to
israel but that is a long story with entangled personalities.
the above is meant to provide a word of caution for using neusner. use him,
but only in conjunction with other material and sources.
randall buth

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