On a recent Daf Yomi, Sanhedrin 107b, there is a long passage that was censored by non-Jews. It has been discussed here, whether we should still learn the omitted parts or not. At one such question I've found a link to Chesronot haShas. Do we know what sources did the author have, when he compiled it? Are there other comprehensive lists, similar to an example in Wikipedia, that compare the text variants of different important manuscripts?

[The mentioned work of Peter Schäfer on Wikipedia compares a few passages relevant for his work]

  • "Text variants" of which texts? Talmudim, individual masechtot, midrashim? – Oliver Nov 1 '17 at 20:36
  • What's funny about that section in the Talmud is that there is nothing there to believe that the "Jesus" (or Yeshu) there is Jesus of Nazareth. – ezra Nov 1 '17 at 20:36

One of the most prominent and comprehensive works of comparative texts on most the Talmud is called Dikdukei Soferim, by R. Raphael N. Rabinowitz. At his disposal were manuscripts which included the Munich, Parma, Bodleian and British mss.

  • By chance do you know also which manuscripts were used to do Chesronot haShas? – Kazi bácsi Nov 1 '17 at 20:47
  • @Kazibácsi regretfully, I don't. Never really went through it. – Oliver Nov 1 '17 at 20:56

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