talmud

Part of speech: noun

The body of Jewish law not in the Pentateuch.

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Usage examples "talmud":

  1. Reuchlin may protest as he will, the Jew is exiled, the Talmud burnt. - "Jewish Literature and Other Essays", Gustav Karpeles.
  2. Levi Kurtzhandl invited the boy into the room of his step- mother, and held converse with him out of the Talmud, in order to convert him. - "Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.
  3. What is actually taught by the Rabbis in the passage in question, regarding the comparative merits of the Bible and the Talmud, is this: The Bible is like water, the Law is like salt; now, water and salt are indispensable to mankind. - "Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers", W. A. Clouston.