From Text to Tradition: A History of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism

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This is a concise, beautifully organized historical overview of Second Temple Judaism which demonstrates how the religion of the Talmudic rabbis developed from the religion of biblical Israel ... Read full review

Contents

The Biblical Heritage
17
Judaism in the Persian Period
33
The Hellenistic Age
60
Judaism in the Hellenistic Diaspora
80
Sectarianism in the Second Commonwealth
98
Apocrypha Pseudepigrapha and the Dead Sea Scrolls
120
The JewishChristian Schism
139
Revolt and Restoration
157
The New Scripture
177
Formative Judaism Comes of Age
201
The Sea of the Talmud
220
The Life of Torah
240
The Hegemony of the Babylonian Talmud
266
Glossary
271
Index
287
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