The World of the Rabbis

The World of the Rabbis

Online
Course 3502 | 3 credits

This course examines the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism in its Greco-Roman context. Class lectures and readings begin with the late Second Temple period and continue through the creation of the Mishnah, the Talmud, and early midrashic literature. Emphasis is placed on the normative and imaginative religious world created by the early rabbis as they defined a Judaism that could survive the realities of the post-Temple world.