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Title: Guardianship for Orphans in Talmudic law
Authors: Radzyner, Amihai
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Amihai Radzyner, "Guardianship for Orphans in Talmudic law", in "Legal Documents in Ancient Societies VI. Ancient Guardianship: Legal Incapacities in the Ancient World", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2017, pp. 245-269
Part of: Legal Documents in Ancient Societies VI. Ancient Guardianship: Legal Incapacities in the Ancient World
Abstract: The article reviews the Talmudic institution of guardianship for orphans, as it appears in sources from Palestine and Babylon, mostly from the second to the fifth centuries CE. It is likely that the foundations of this institution are found in foreign law, but after it was absorbed in Jewish law, it began to build an independent life, and was not necessarily affected by its legal system of origin. The design of the institution was mainly conducted by the Jewish sages of the second-century (Tannaim). The Mishnah and Tosefta are already showing a fairly well-developed system of guardianship laws. This system was not changed substantially afterward, and the later Talmudic sages (Amoraim) continued to develop the institution upon the foundation created by their predecessors. The Talmudic sources present a fairly well-developed institution, from its creation through the duties of the guardian during his tenure to the end of the guardianship term.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/17338
ISBN: 978-88-8303-813-6
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:Legal Documents in Ancient Societies VI. Ancient Guardianship: Legal Incapacities in the Ancient World

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