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The Talmud(s) are compiled of about 2,711 pages. The Mishna, Midrash, and Gemara are many examples of Jewish literature that encompasses every-day life, from halacha (Jewish law) to marriage and worship. All in all, Rabbinic Judaism is an immense-sized religion. Other than the writings of the early Church fathers and the Bible, do Christians have similar sized-volumes of law codes and debates, or interpretations of laws codes and commentaries in Christianity?

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    The basic answer is No, but I'm not sure what else you might want in an answer. – Matt Gutting Mar 17 '20 at 10:16
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    @MattGutting Would other contemporaneous or earlier church father writings count as an equivalence though? By St. Thomas time, I would say Lombard's Sentences seem to be treated similarly. Of course the genre of those are not stories like in the Talmud. Then there is the Canon law. – GratefulDisciple Mar 17 '20 at 16:38
  • @GratefulDisciple The Canon Law looks interesting. It is similar to halacha (Jewish law)? – Turk Hill Mar 17 '20 at 17:08
  • @TurkHill This reddit comments should serve as a quick comparison. An excellent treatment of canon law is from the Catholic encyclopedia entry – GratefulDisciple Mar 17 '20 at 19:40
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    Your title question - "did Early Church Fathers have a Talmud" - is much different from the question in the body - "Do Christians have similar sized-volumes of law codes and debates." Could you clarify which of these two questions you are looking to answer? They are not the same question. Thanks – guest37 Mar 19 '20 at 1:13

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