Pesqita deRab Kahana constitutes a whole that vastly exceeds the sum of the parts. The theology of the document is stated by that whole, on its own but also through the parts. The components of the document derive from the common theology of Rabbinic Judaism. Most are interchangeable, serviceable for other documents of a comparable character. The theology particular to this document comes to expression only when the entirety of the composite comes into view.
Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology at Bard College and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard as well. He also is a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, and Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, in England.