History and Development of the Talmud 18

The Four Captives

And here is the answer to last week’s question – when was the Talmud written down? Rabbi Triebitz shows fairly convincingly from the Raavad when the paradigm shift occurred from an oral culture to a written culture. The answer is as surprising as it is logical – this is perhaps the most radical thing that Rabbi Triebitz has yet said in these shiurim.

If this shiur is accepted we can rewrite the history books, and understand more clearly the distinction between Gaonim and Rishonim.

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