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CLAS0262

The Formation of Judaism

In 586 BCE, Judah fell to Babylonia; in 638 CE, Byzantine Jerusalem surrendered to the Muslims. During the centuries between these two important dates, Israelite culture transformed into "Judaism." In this course we will examine early Jewish society from a variety of topical perspectives. We will consider Hellenistic novellas and canonical works; see Jewish culture through the eyes of Greeks and Romans; consider sectarian movements, such as Samaritans, Essenes, and early Christian communities; discover the origins and art of the early synagogue; and learn about Judaism as it was lived by Jews throughout the ancient world. (Previously RELI/CLAS 0162) 3hr. lect.
Subject:
Classics
Department:
Classics
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS PHL
Equivalent Courses:
RELI0262 *

Sections

Spring 2010

CLAS0262A-S10 Lecture (Yarbrough)