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ˈtɑl mʊd, ˈtæl mədtal·mud

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Talmudnoun

    the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism


  1. Talmudnoun

    A collection of Jewish writings related to the practical application of Judaic law and tradition (may refer to either the Babylonian Talmud or the shorter Jerusalem Talmud).

  2. Etymology: From תלמוד.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Talmud, Thalmudnoun

    The book containing the Jewish traditions, the rabbinical constitutions and explications of the law.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Talmudnoun

    the body of the Jewish civil and canonical law not comprised in the Pentateuch


  1. Talmud

    The Talmud is a central text of Rabbinic Judaism, considered second to the Torah. It is also traditionally referred to as Shas, a Hebrew abbreviation of shisha sedarim, the "six orders" of the Oral Law of Judaism. The Talmud has two components: the Mishnah, the first written compendium of Judaism's Oral Law, and the Gemara, an elucidation of the Mishnah and related Tannaitic writings that often ventures onto other subjects and expounds broadly on the Hebrew Bible. The terms Talmud and Gemara are often used interchangeably, though strictly speaking that is not accurate. The whole Talmud consists of 63 tractates, and in standard print is over 6,200 pages long. It is written in Tannaitic Hebrew and Aramaic. The Talmud contains the opinions of thousands of rabbis on a variety of subjects, including law, ethics, philosophy, customs, history, theology, lore and many other topics. The Talmud is the basis for all codes of rabbinic law and is much quoted in other rabbinic literature.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Talmud

    tal′mud, n. the name of the fundamental code of the Jewish civil and canonical law, comprising the Mishna and the Gemara, the former as the text, the latter as the commentary and complement.—There are two Talmuds, the one called the Talmud of the Occidentals, or the Jerusalem (Palestine) Talmud, which was closed at Tiberias in the end of the 4th century, and the other the Babylonian Talmud, emphatically styled 'our Talmud,' not completed till the end of the 5th century, and making use of the former.—adjs. Talmud′ic, -al.—n, Tal′mudist, one learned in the Talmud.—adj. Talmudist′ic, relating to, or contained in the Talmud. [Chaldee talmūd, instruction—lāmad, to learn.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Talmud

    a huge limbo, in chaotic arrangement, consisting of the Mishna, or text, and Gemara, or commentary, of Rabbinical speculations, subtleties, fancies, and traditions connected with the Hebrew Bible, and claiming to possess co-ordinate rank with it as expository of its meaning and application, the whole collection dating from a period subsequent to the Captivity and the close of the canon of Scripture. There are two Talmuds, one named the Talmud of Jerusalem, and the other the Talmud of Babylon, the former, the earlier of the two, belonging in its present form to the close of the 4th century, and the latter to at least a century later. See Haggadah and Halacha.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of talmud in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of talmud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of talmud in a Sentence

  1. The Talmud:

    j'ai lu une phrase: pouvez-vous me dire si elle provient du Talmud? Tu ne seras pas puni pour les pêchés commis, mais pour touts les bons moments que tu n'as pas vécus

  2. Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson:

    Our sages have said, "Sleep is one sixtieth of death" (Talmud, Berachot 57b). If sleep is a form of death, then death is a form of sleep -- but a temporary withdrawal of vitality for the sake of reawakening to a higher quality of life

  3. Antony Blinken:

    Casualties are often reduced to numbers. But behind every number is a human being -- a daughter, a son, a father, a mother, a grandparent, a best friend. And as the Talmud teaches, to lose a life is to lose the while world, whether that life is Palestinian or Israeli.

  4. Chaim Potok:

    The Talmud says that a person should do two things for himself. One is to acquire a teacher. Do you remember the other?’ ‘Choose a friend.’ I said.

  5. Micah Goodman:

    The foundational idea of The Talmud is to always listen to two sides of the argument, the Talmud admires people who ask' why are we wrong ?' Thinking only one side, or only your side, is correct is anti-intellectual.

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