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Game Theory in the Talmud: An Economic Perspective

Roman A. Ohrenstein (Nassau College, Suny, USA)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Article publication date: 1 July 1989

Abstract

Modern “game theory”, unlike the Talmudic game method, is a highly advanced analytical tool, both in sophistication as well as in application. Nevertheless, the game as such, whether of chance or strategy, has been practised from time immemorial, including by the ancient Hebrews. It is demonstrated that within the Talmudic dialectics, the game method was often utilised to solve intricate questions, theoretical as well as practical.

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Ohrenstein, R.A. (1989), "Game Theory in the Talmud: An Economic Perspective", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 16 No. 7, pp. 57-67. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068298910132936

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