Selected Topics from: G. Stemberger, Introduction to Talmud and Midrash


Meaning of word:

From root YSP:Addition, Supplement -- to the Mishnah.

Term appears in Talmud-- Not clear that it refers to the same work, or to a particular work.

Perhaps it is a generic term for traditions that interpret the Mishnah.

Description of Tosefta:

Redaction of Tosefta

Relationship to Mishnah

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