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Understanding Second Temple and rabbinic Judaism / by Lawrence H. Schiffman ; edited by Jon Bloomberg and Samuel Kapustin.

Author/Creator:
Schiffman, Lawrence H.
Publication:
Jersey City, N.J. : Ktav Pub. House, c2003.
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 409 p. ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Judaism -- History.
Jews -- History.
Childrens subjects:
Judaism -- History.
Jews -- History.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
The Biblical heritage
Judaism in the Persian period
The Hellenistic Age
Judaism in the Hellenistic Diaspora
Sectarianism in the Second Commonwealth
Apocrypha, pseudepigrapha, and the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Jewish-Christian schism
Revolt
Restoration
Mishnah: the new scripture
Formative Judaism comes of age
The sea of the Talmud
Epilogue: the triumph of the Babylonian Talmud.
ISBN:
088125813X
OCLC:
52749982
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