Language - The Torah is written in ancient Hebrew, the closet dialect to today’s modern, Israeli Hebrew. The Bavli Talmud is written in Aramaic, a language that can not be understood by modern Hebrew speakers, and needs translation.What is the Tanakh and Talmud?
The Talmud is essentially an interpretation of the Tanakh. It contains the opinions of ancient rabbis. It provides laws, comments, Jewish traditions and regulations of Jewish life. The regulations speak to prayer life, “mitzvot” or Jewish obligations, and rules about holidays. The Talmud is both oral and written.What is the English translation of the Bible?
The English Bible was first translated from the Latin Vulgate into Old English by a few select monks and scholars. Such translations were generally in the form of prose or as interlinear glosses (literal translations above the Latin words).What is Babylonian Talmud?
The Babylonian Talmud. The Talmud (Hebrew: תלמוד) is a record of rabbinical discussions pertaining to Jewish law, biblical interpretation, ethics, customs, and history. It is the basis for all codes of rabbinical law and is much quoted in other Jewish literature.