Definition of Talmud in English:

Talmud

Line breaks: Tal¦mud
Pronunciation: /ˈtalmʊd
 
, -məd/

noun

(the Talmud)
  • The body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law and legend comprising the Mishnah and the Gemara. There are two versions of the Talmud: the Babylonian Talmud (which dates from the 5th century ad but includes earlier material) and the earlier Palestinian or Jerusalem Talmud.
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    • The obligation to give workers fair warning of their deficiencies is mentioned in the Talmud.
    • Nevertheless, a wide variety of views on asceticism are found in the Talmud.
    • His enlightened mind refused to condemn the Talmud without a most searching enquiry.

Derivatives

Talmudic

Pronunciation: /-ˈmʊdɪk/
adjective
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  • Both the Bible and the Talmud allow polygamy, though by Talmudic times it was no longer common practice.
  • The above Talmudic passage should teach them that several thousand years ago, some very wise people had already thoroughly analyzed human life.
  • In their philosophical work, both relied on texts drawn from Biblical, Talmudic, and other Judaic sources.

Talmudical

Pronunciation: /-ˈmʊdɪk(ə)l/
adjective
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  • The teaching of the above Talmudical passage is now evident.
  • Similarly, no final decision is normally rendered between conflicting Talmudical opinions in the case of laws that are no longer applicable.
  • Furthermore, it must be remembered that the Talmudical ethics is largely based on the ethics of the Bible.

Talmudist

noun
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  • The same point was made by the famed 12th-century Talmudist and philosopher, in the Mishneh Torah (Laws of Repentance, 3:2).
  • The thirteenth-century Talmudist comments similarly: ‘As long as they are still answering amen, the blessing has not concluded.’
  • He achieved note as philosopher, scientist, Talmudist, author, commentator, grammarian, translator, educator, and religious leader, but not without controversy in virtually every field.

Origin

from late Hebrew talmūḏ 'instruction', from Hebrew lāmaḏ 'learn'.

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