English Translation of Rabbinic Literature

Kirk Lowery klowery at wts.edu
Fri Dec 6 10:10:52 EST 2002


Thanks for the additional information. I admit I didn't look at everything in 
detail, and had missed the part where the original poster wanted it in English. 
I've used the site for Hebrew Bible and Targum texts, is all.

What about Jacob Neusner's translations? They're not electronic of course, but...



Schmuel wrote:
> Shalom b-Hebrew,
> Kirk
>> There's a lot of online resources at 
>> <http://www.mechon-mamre.org/index.htm>
> Schmuel
> Outside of Tanach there seems to be not that much in English there (or 
> likely anywhere)
> "(the beginning of) RaMBaM's Complete Restatement of the Oral Law 
> (Mishneh Torah)
>  Four major authoritative sources of the Oral Law (Mishnah, Tosefta, 
> Yerushalmi, and Bavli)"
> Even in print, it is rare to find a comprehensive citation of Rabbinical 
> views,
> with the exception of Isaiah 53 in the classic Driver/Newbauer book,
> or the snippets in Translations like ArtScroll or Living Nach/Torah
> Even passages like Psalm 110 have to be researched scattershot, we
> found a fascinating commentary by Ovadyah Sforno that was barely
> referenced elsewhere..
> Remember many commentaries, of folks like Abarbanel or Ibn Ezra,
> are simply not published in English.... (afaik)  Rashi and Maimonides
> are possibly the two principle exceptions., even there it is doubtful
> if something like Rashi's Talmud commentary has ever been published
> in English....
> (I have a question on that one, if someone has it :-)
> If anyone has substantial sources to share, print, CD or Web, I also am 
> all ears..
> (Not including the Talmud on CD....or various individual Pentateuch 
> commentaries
> in print or CD, which are numerous)
> And feel free to correct me if I am way offbase on my understanding :-)
> Shalom,
> Steven Avery
> Bayside, NY
> ==========================================================
>> Dale wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of freely accessible web sites that one can use to read
>>> literature such as the tractates of Mishnah or Talmud, in English.  For
>>> example, how would one find an English version online of Yebamot or 
>>> Pesahim?
>> schmuel at escape.com
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Kirk E. Lowery, Ph.D.
Director, Westminster Hebrew Institute
Adjunct Professor of Old Testament
Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

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