Introduction to Mishnah and Tosefta
PrefaceAncient Tannaitic CompilationsFirst MishnahRemains of Ancient Tannaitic CompilationsThe Mishnayot of the Middle GenerationThe Mishnah of Rabbi AkivaHow was the Mishnah ArrangedThe Mishnayot of the Disciples of Rabbi AkivaThe Mishnayot of other TannaimThe sons of sages (Tannaim) and the StumataiRebbi and His MishnahThe Mishnah in the time of Rebbi and his attitude towards itOur MishnahAppendixIntroduction to Tosefta
Introductions to Tractates of the Mishnah
Introduction to Halakhic Midrashim
IntroductionHalakhic MidrashThe Midrashim outside the Land of IsraelRabbi Ishmael and the Disciples of Rabbi IshmaelMekhilta of Rabbi IshmaelSifrei NumbersThe Midrash attributed to Rabbi Ishmael's School to DeuteronomyRemains from the Midrash attributed to Rabbi Ishmael's School to LeviticusSifra Torat KohanimSifrei DeuteronomyMekhilta of RashbiSifrei Zuta
About This Text
Author: Jacob Nachum Epstein
Mevo’ot LeSifrut HaTanaim (Introductions to Tannaitic Literature) is a 20th-century work by renowned Talmud scholar Jacob Nachum Epstein. It includes introductions to the Mishnah and Tosefta, introductions to 18 tractates of the Mishnah, and an introduction to halakhic (legal) midrashim. Originally compiled as lectures delivered by Epstien, the work was edited and published posthumously at Epstein’s request by his student, Ezra Melamed.