Philip S. Alexander, “Rabbinic Biography and the Biography of Jesus: A Survey of the Evidence,” in Synoptic Studies: The Ampleforth Conferences of 1982 and 1983, ed. C.M. Tuckett (Sheffield, UK: JSOT Press, 1984), p. 40. Two other important studies in this area are those by William Scott Green, “What’s in a Name?—The Problematic of Rabbinic ‘Biography,’ ” in Approaches to Ancient Judaism: Theory and Practice, ed. W.S. Green (Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1978), pp. 77–96; and Jacob Neusner, In Search of Talmudic Biography: The Problem of the Attributed Saying (Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1984).