Definition of Gemara

1. Noun. The second part of the Talmud consisting primarily of commentary on the Mishna.

Generic synonyms: Religious Text, Religious Writing, Sacred Text, Sacred Writing
Group relationships: Talmud

Definition of Gemara

1. n. The second part of the Talmud, or the commentary on the Mishna (which forms the first part or text).

Definition of Gemara

1. Proper noun. (context Judaism) Part of the Talmud, comprising rabbinical analysis of and commentary on the Mishnah. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gemara

Gelechia gossypiella
Gelineau's syndrome
Gelle test
Gelnn Theodore Seaborg
Gelsemium sempervirens
Gelugpa chanting
Gely's suture
Gem State
Gemini program
Gemini the Twins

Literary usage of Gemara

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, with Historical Surveys by Charles F Horne (1917)
"THE TALMUD THE gemara (INTRODUCTION) FROM our earlier explanation of the Mishna a reader ... We have here, then, a sort of essay, very common to the gemara, ..."

2. Introduction to the Talmud: Historical and Literary Introduction, Legal by Moses Mielziner (1903)
"Besides being a discursive commentary on the Mishna, the gemara contains a vast ... The whole subject matter embodied in the gemara is generally classified ..."

3. The History of the Talmud, from the Time of Its Formation, about 200 B. C by Michael Lewy Rodkinson (1903)
"Apart from this we find there lengthy discussions about things which have never and could never have existed. We therefore think that the gemara was ..."

4. Curiosities of Literature: Consisting of Anecdotes, Characters, Sketches by Isaac Disraeli (1798)
"THE TALMUD AND gemara. THE Talmud is a collection of ... which is the text; and the gemara, it's commentary. ..."

5. The Early Christians in Rome by Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones (1911)
"marvellous extravagances of the gemara ; but ... the teaching of the Mishnah and gemara—the Talmud—a reverence and an obedience which completely changed the ..."

6. The Concise Dictionary of Religious Knowledge and Gazetteer by Talbot Wilson Chambers, Frank Hugh Foster, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1889)
"The gemara exists in two forms, that of Jerusalem and that of Babylon, both expounding the same text. The former was made at Tiberias near the close of the ..."

7. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1841)
"... precepts relative to religion and morality. The T»l«*i consists of two general parts, viz. The Minna or ten, ud the gemara or commentary. • Rev. i. II. ..."

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