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The Emergence of Judaism

Jacob Neusner

The Emergence of Judaism

Jacob Neusner

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This introductory textbook on the history of Judaism, written by one of the foremost scholars in the field, is ideal for college freshmen and high school seniors. The book includes chapters on the Pentateuch and the definition of Israel; the Torah and the Mishnah and Judaism's way of life; the Talmud and Judaism's worldview; and the definition and nature of God in Judaism. The book concludes with a discussion of why Judaism has succeeded through centuries of competition with Christianity and Islam, and a chapter on exemplary figures in the emergence of Judaism. The book also includes a bibliography, glossary of terms, and many important primary documents, including the Mishnah, the Tosefta, the Talmud of the Land of Israel, the Talmud of Babylonia, Genesis and Genesis Rabbah, the Fathers (Abot) and the Fathers according to Rabbi Nathan.

- Publisher This is an introductory textbook and sourcebook about Judaism written for first year students. It provides an overview of the development and history of Judaism from its origins and looks at what Judaism looks like today.

- Publisher

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About "The Emergence of Judaism"

This introductory textbook on the history of Judaism, written by one of the foremost scholars in the field, is ideal for college freshmen and high school seniors. The book includes chapters on the Pentateuch and the definition of Israel; the Torah and the Mishnah and Judaism's way of life; the Talmud and Judaism's worldview; and the definition and nature of God in Judaism. The book concludes with a discussion of why Judaism has succeeded through centuries of competition with Christianity and Islam, and a chapter on exemplary figures in the emergence of Judaism. The book also includes a bibliography, glossary of terms, and many important primary documents, including the Mishnah, the Tosefta, the Talmud of the Land of Israel, the Talmud of Babylonia, Genesis and Genesis Rabbah, the Fathers (Abot) and the Fathers according to Rabbi Nathan.
- Publisher

This is an introductory textbook and sourcebook about Judaism written for first year students. It provides an overview of the development and history of Judaism from its origins and looks at what Judaism looks like today.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Jacob Neusner

Jacob Neusner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism; Bard Center Fellow. He is the Editor of the three volume Encyclopedia of Judaism, he has published more than one thousand books and innumerable articles, including Theology of the Oral Torah, Theology of the Halakhah, and The Incarnation of God: The Character of Divinity in Formative Judaism.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 219685
  • Product Code 0664227805
  • EAN 9780664227807
  • Pages 234
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Judaism
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Oct 2004
  • Sales Rank #23959
  • Dimensions 229 x 163 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.319kg

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