The Legends of the Rabbis: Jewish Legends of the Second Commonwealth

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568211305
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1994
  • Series: Legends of the Rabbis Series , #1
  • Edition description: 1st Jason Aronson Inc. ed
  • Pages: 477
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I The Persian Period
1 Returning from the Babylonian Exile 3
2 Cyrus 3
3 Persia 7
4 The Four Empires 9
5 Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi 16
6 Ezra 18
7 Zerubbabel and Nehemiah 24
Pt. II The Greek Period
1 Alexander the Great 37
2 Greece 44
3 The Greek Language and the Septuagint 45
Pt. III The Hasmonean Period
1 The Greek Persecution and the Maccabean Revolt 61
2 The Hasmonean Rulers 72
Pt. IV The Apocrypha
1 The Story of Tobit 87
2 The Story of Judith 90
3 The Story of Susanna 93
Pt. V The Second Temple
1 The Building of the Second Temple 103
2 Differences between the First and Second Temples 107
3 Priests and Levites 109
4 In and about the Temple 119
5 Services and Practices in the Temple 122
6 Extraordinary Events in the Temple 142
Pt. VI The Great Assembly and the Sanhedrin
1 The Men of the Great Assembly 161
2 The Sanhedrin 165
Pt. VII The Early Sages
1 Simon the Just 185
2 Antigonus of Sokho 187
3 Jose ben Joezer and Jose ben Johanan 187
4 Joshua ben Perahyah and Nittai the Arbelite 189
5 Judah ben Tabbai and Simon ben Shetah 190
6 Shemaiah and Avtalyon 193
7 Honi the Circle Drawer 194
8 Abba Hilkiah 198
9 Hanin the Hidden 200
10 Hillel and Shammai 200
11 Jonathan ben Uzziel 211
Pt. VIII The First Generation of Tannaim
1 The School of Shammai and the School of Hillel 233
2 Ben Bag Bag and Ben He He 236
3 Akavyah ben Mahalalel 236
4 Gamaliel I the Elder 238
5 Eleazar ben Harsom 243
6 Abba Saul ben Batnit 244
7 Baba ben Buta 245
8 Hanina the Deputy High Priest 246
9 Simon ben Gamaliel I 248
10 Nahum of Gimzo 252
11 Eliezer ben Jacob 254
12 Hanina ben Dosa 255
13 Hananiah ben Hezekiah 260
14 Nehunia ben Ha-kanah 260
15 Johanan ben Zakkai 261
Pt. IX The Last Years of the Second Commonwealth
1 Rome 309
2 Sects 324
3 Jerusalem and Its Inhabitants 326
4 The Destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple 339
5 After the Destruction 356
Bibliography 407
Name and Place Index 417
Subject Index 431
Passages Cited 442
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