The discussion on prayers included this passage:
"Strack and Billerbeck also hold that there is no Jewish
prototype for such utter surrender by the worshipper"
It is true that the various volumes of SB are credited
to the two authors (Strack and Billerbeck). But is my memory at fault
in suggesting to me that most of the views expressed in the volumes
are generally held as being those of Billerbeck? If this is the case
then should we not cite the work by both authors, but when discussing
the opinions contained therein cite the _views_ as those of Billerbeck?
I believe there has been some controversy on this issue but do
not have chapter and verse to hand. When consulting the volumes
I have often found it best to look up the cited rabbinic passages
in their proper context
and not to pay too much attention to the comments (by B) in SB.
David Mealand, University of Edinburgh
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