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The Talmud's dialectic style and organization are not those of a code of laws.
Accordingly, codification efforts began shortly after the Talmud's completion. The
first known attempt was Halakhot pesuqot ("Decided Laws"), ascribed to Yehudai
TALMUDIC LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE Unlike the Romans, who considered
ritual law (fas) Sacral God-given and social law (lex) man-made, the rabbis basis
of believed all Jewish law to be of divine origin. Thus, for Talmudic example, ...
In response to variations in social and economic circumstances, certain
differences in Palestinian and Babylonian Talmudic law emerged. The
Babylonian rabbis, for example, recognized the law of the state as binding in
monetary matters, ...
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