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The tripartite structure and its design in a Tannaitic source

Uri Zur
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 73, No 3 | a3508 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i3.3508 | © 2017 Uri Zur | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 May 2016 | Published: 22 March 2017

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Uri Zur, Department of Israel Heritage, Ariel University, Israel

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This article deals with a tripartite structure applied to a Tannaitic source (Eruvin 41b). This structure is designed in the form of a difficulty and a short resolution, bringing one example for each of the three parts of the Tannaitic source. The uniform formative-stylistic phrasing gives the discussion of the Tannaitic source’s three parts a tripartite form. The Tannaitic source utilises a chaining of examples from the first to the second part and from the second to the third part.


Chaining; Eruvin; Tannaitic Source; Design


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