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REL 223 History and Literature of Early Judaism (1)

An introduction to the religious and social world of Judaism from the time of Herod the Great to the completion of the Mishnah (c. 200 CE). The course will survey the various Jewish movements of the period including the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Zealots and the Essenes. The rabbinic schools of Hillel and Shammai, the writings of Josephus and Philo and the Dead Sea scrolls will also be discussed.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities
  • Offering: Alternate springs
  • Instructor: Patterson

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