Tradition and Truth: The Ethics of Lawmaking in Tannaitic Literature

Volume 100, Number 2, pp. 223-243 (Article)

By Tzvi Novick 

This article examines aspects of "scholastic" ethics in tannaitic literature, in particular, the notion that one who is engaged in legal discussion should readily admit ignorance, and should concede to the truth. While centering on mAvot 5.7, the article traces developments in the representation of these principles through a wide variety of tannaitic texts.

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