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    Default Does BW9 have the Talmud?

    I will soon be buying BW9 and just wanted to clarify something. I thought that BW includes the Talmud, but I was not able to find it listed on the full contents page.
    Can someone confirm or deny?
    Thank you.

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    On the Resources menu, under Backgrounds, is Michael L. Rodkinson's 1918 English translation of the Babylonian Talmud. Be sure to follow the link to the instructions at the bottom of the first page.

    But by all means before relying on this translation, read the Wikipedia article about its author, and follow the links in footnotes 1 and 2 of that article to the review by Kaufmann Kohler, a genuine expert of that time on the Talmud. I don't really know Rodkinson's version, but it seems like this version might be highly questionable. There may be more up-to-date and reliable resources for the Talmud available online, though I haven't researched this.
    David Rensberger
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR View Post
    On the Resources menu, under Backgrounds, is Michael L. Rodkinson's 1918 English translation of the Babylonian Talmud. Be sure to follow the link to the instructions at the bottom of the first page.

    But by all means before relying on this translation, read the Wikipedia article about its author, and follow the links in footnotes 1 and 2 of that article to the review by Kaufmann Kohler, a genuine expert of that time on the Talmud. I don't really know Rodkinson's version, but it seems like this version might be highly questionable. There may be more up-to-date and reliable resources for the Talmud available online, though I haven't researched this.
    Thanks for the reply. This edition of the Talmud does seem a bit suspicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanDan View Post
    Thanks for the reply. This edition of the Talmud does look a bit suspicious.
    Some books and parts are missing from Rodkinson's. I just installed BW9, so haven't tested it there, but in BW8 it was buggy. Wouldn't search. Meanwhile, if you're interested, here's where I search the Talmud online. You can search in English or Hebrew. I've not found a better place: http://instonebrewer.com/RabbinicTraditions/
    'brainouty' on Youtube and , http://www.vimeo.com/brainout

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    Thanks for the link brainout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanDan View Post
    Thanks for the link brainout.
    You can also search on the Soncino Talmud in Kindle for PC. Each book costs $1. Unfortunately you have to know all the book names and buy them one per book. I didn't see a complete collection of Soncino Talmud books in Amazon when buying them. I got 35 books, didn't yet check to see if I got them all. Good news is, you can search on the text just as if it were a pdf file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brainout View Post
    Meanwhile, if you're interested, here's where I search the Talmud online. You can search in English or Hebrew. I've not found a better place: http://instonebrewer.com/RabbinicTraditions/
    Thanks for this link. Looks like a great resource, based on quite reliable texts and translations. I've added it to my External Resources in BW!
    David Rensberger
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR View Post
    Thanks for this link. Looks like a great resource, based on quite reliable texts and translations. I've added it to my External Resources in BW!
    Yeah, I'm addicted to instone brewer. Tyndale also has the Talmud searchable online, and the same guy runs it, but his own site is much better. Lifetime fee for memborship is something like $50? Also check out Galaxie.com, a huge database of Bible Journals with contributions from the heavy hitters, as well as other folks who you'll recognize. Good search engine, peer review, some very scholarly, some not so much, good mix and pan-denominational.
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