Understanding Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism

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KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 2003 - 409 pages
Describes the Second Temple period (the first few centuries before and after the common era) and its influence on the development of Rabbinic Judaism, which is the foundation for all of modern Judaism.

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Schiffman (Edelman Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies, NYU; Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls) presents a basic introduction to Jewish history from the Second Temple to the rabbinic period. He ... Read full review

Contents

The Biblical Heritage
15
Judaism in the Persian Period
41
The Hellenistic Age
74
Judaism in the Hellenistic Diaspora
117
Sectarianism in the Second Commonwealth
150
Apocrypha Pseudepigrapha
197
The JewishChristian Schism
224
Revolt
254
Restoration
270
The New Scripture
292
Formative Judaism Comes of Age
327
The Sea of the Talmud
356
The Triumph of the Babylonian Talmud
378
Suggestions for Further Reading and Bibliography
392
Index
400
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