Dropsie College Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-24-1988

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Second Advisor

David M. Goldenberg

Third Advisor

Sol Cohen


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.


Library at the Katz Center - Archives Thesis. BM502.3.G35 N686 1988.

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