Texts and Traditions Source Book: A Source Reader for the Study of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism / Edition 1

Texts and Traditions Source Book: A Source Reader for the Study of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism / Edition 1

by Lawrence H. Schiffman
     
 

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. See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881254556
Publisher:
KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
777
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2The Biblical Heritage7
3Judaism in the Persian Period65
4The Hellenistic Age121
5Judaism in the Hellenistic Diaspora171
6Sectarianism in the Second Commonwealth231
7Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and the Dead Sea Scrolls301
8The Jewish-Christian Schism369
9Revolt and Restoration429
10Mishnah: The New Scripture497
11Formative Judaism Comes of Age561
12The Sea of the Talmud619
13The Life of Torah671
14Epilogue: The Hegemony of the Babylonian Talmud749
Bibliography763
Index of Sources769

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