Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz’s Reference Guide to the Talmud is
the original Talmud study aid. An indispensable resource for students of
all levels, this fully revised, English-language edition of the
Reference Guide clearly and concisely explains the Talmud’s fundamental
structure, concepts, terminology, assumptions, and inner logic; provides
essential historical and biographical information; and includes
appendixes, a key to abbreviations, and a comprehensive index.
For improved usability, this completely updated volume has a number
of new features: topical organization instead of by Hebrew alphabet,
re-edited and revised text to coordinate with the language used in the
Koren Talmud Bavli, an index of Hebrew terms to enable one seeking a
Hebrew term to locate the relevant entry. An excellent companion for
anyone studying any edition of the Talmud.