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Essay Questions - Essay Questions 1. What is the Talmud? Be...

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Essay Questions 1. What is the Talmud? Be specific as possible. The Talmud is derived from the Hebrew word meaning “study”. It was written in Hebrew and Aramaic. It is made up of the Mishna (“The Teaching”) and Gemara (“The Completion”) There are 2 versions of the Talmud: Palestinian (12 vols.) and Babylonian (35 vols.). It is an encyclopedia of Jewish tradition supplementing the Bible (Old Testament) and summarizing more than seven centuries of cultural growth. Its origins go back to the close of the Old Testament canon and it did not reach its final stage of development till the end of the fifth century. It is primarily concerned with law, the fields of religion, ethics, social institutions, history, folklore, and science. According to the Codes of Law, “The Talmud was never completed.” 2. Describe the social position of women in Judaism in the 1 st Century CE. The lives of women in Judaism in the 1 st Century were very constricted. First off, the women had to be covered when they left the house. Their head had to be covered and their face was
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