Texts and Traditions: A Source Reader for the Study of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism

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Lawrence H. Schiffman
KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1998 - 777 pages
"An indispensible companion text, Texts and Traditions includes the essential documents of the various religious trends of the Second Temple and Rabbinic periods as well as Josephus, Greek and Aramaic inscriptions, classical historians and talmudic sources." --Book Jacket.

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Contents

Preface
xxi
Introduction 1
xxvi
The Biblical Heritage
7
Judaism in the Persian Period
65
The Hellenistic Age
121
Judaism in the Hellenistic Diaspora
171
Sectarianism in the Second Commonwealth
231
Apocrypha Pseudepigrapha and the Dead Sea Scrolls
301
The Pharisees and Sadducees on the Traditions of the Fathers
517
Formative Judaism Comes of Age
561
The Sea of the Talmud
619
Themes of the Day of Remembrance
660
The Life of Torah
671
Accepting God and His Commandments
684
The Hegemony of the Babylonian Talmud
749
Bibliography
763

The JewishChristian Schism
369
Revolt and Restoration
429
The New Scripture
497

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