Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
David M. Goldenberg
In this work, it is my intention to focus on the life and activities of Rabban Simon ben Gamaliel (from here on: RSBG), exclusively in the Usha period (140-180 CE). An examination of RSBG's life and his decisions, recorded both in the Mishnah and Tosefta as well as the tannaitic midrashim, will reveal that various conditions and responsive leadership produced a legal tradition that became the foundation of rabbinic law.
Novoseller, Shalom, "Rabban Simon Ben Gamaliel Nasi at Usha: A Study in Tannaitic Literature" (1988). Dropsie College Theses. 67.
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