the collection of oral laws compiled about a.d. 200 by Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi and forming the basic part of the Talmud.
an article or section of this collection.
- Mish·na·ic [mish-ney-ik], /mɪʃˈneɪ ɪk/, Mishnic, Mish·ni·cal, adjective
- post-Mish·na·ic, adjective
- post-Mishnic, adjective
- post-Mish·ni·cal, adjective
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How to use Mishnah in a sentence
Nearly 2,000 years ago, in the Mishnah, rabbis puzzled out 39 activities that constitute work and are forbidden on Shabbat.
Babylonia had risen into supreme importance for Jewish life at about the time when the Mishnah was completed.
That chief literary expression of Pharisaism, the Mishnah, was the outcome of the work begun at Jamnia.
The subject-matter of the Mishnah includes both law and morality, the affairs of the body, of the soul, and of the mind.Chapters on Jewish Literature | Israel Abrahams
But there are parts of the Mishnah which are older, and parts also at least a century later than the death of that great scholar.The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII. | Various
But the phrase seems merely to be one of the vague forms for the impersonal which are common in the Mishnah.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Daniel | F. W. Farrar