The Origins of Judaism: From Canaan to the Rise of Islam

The Origins of Judaism: From Canaan to the Rise of Islam

by Robert Goldenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521606284

ISBN-13: 9780521606288

Pub. Date: 09/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Origins of Judaism provides a clear, straightforward account of the development of ancient Judaism in both the Judean homeland and the Diaspora. Beginning with the Bible and ending with the rise of Islam, the text depicts the emergence of a religion that would be recognized today as Judaism out of customs and conceptions that were quite different from any that

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The Origins of Judaism provides a clear, straightforward account of the development of ancient Judaism in both the Judean homeland and the Diaspora. Beginning with the Bible and ending with the rise of Islam, the text depicts the emergence of a religion that would be recognized today as Judaism out of customs and conceptions that were quite different from any that now exist. Special attention is given to the early rabbis' contribution to this historical process. Together with the main narrative, the book provides substantial quotations from primary texts (biblical, rabbinic and other) along with extended side treatments of important themes, a glossary, short biographies of leading early rabbis, a chronology of important dates and suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521606288
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations and references; Introduction; 1. The prehistory of Judaism; 2. The beginnings of Monotheism; 3. The book and the people; 4. Crisis and a new beginning; 5. The first kingdom of Judea; 6. Diaspora and homeland; 7. A century of disasters; 8. The rebirth of Judaism; 9. The Rabbis and their Torah; 10. The end of ancient history; Appendix 1. Three sample passages from the Babylonian Talmud; Appendix 2. Rabbinic biographies; Appendix 3. The Sabbath in the history of Judaism; Glossary; Chronology; Bibliography.

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