2. Th. August 29
When Did Exodus Happen? - Slides on HYKSOS
Reading: Schiffman, 1-14.
8/29/2013 9:19 AM
When examining history, must ask
What are the sources?
Must find more than one- only one can be unreliable or biased
When did the exodus happen?
11/12/2013 9:09 AM
Philo- helenistic Jewish philosopher 20 BCE- 50 CE, hellenisti, combines Plato and Moshes
philosophy. He does not think you can repent. Writes Allegorical Interpretations about the
symbolism in the torah and how it runs throughout the s
Now if two men fight and strike a pregnant woman and her child comes forth not fully formed,
he shall be punished with a fine. According as the husband of the woman might impose, he shall
pay with judicial assessment.
23. But if it is fully for
Copper Scroll- found as more of a treasure map called 3Q15 Last of the scrolls to be found. 3rd
cave, 15th scroll found there.
When was it written 25-75 CE or predates 68 CE or 100 CE many people think it was written to
help find treasures, if the hidden
332BCE Alexander the Great conquers Palestine
323BCE Alexander dies
Diadochi, Ptolemy in Egypt, Seleucus in Syria
301-201BCE Ptolemaic Rule
Allowed to continue as semiautonomous
201BCE Seleucid conquest of Palestine
175-171BCE Jason High Priest
9/10/2013 9:11 AM
Shaul is king over all 12 tribes, as are David and Shlomo
940 Shlomo and the Beit Hamikdash
722 CE ten northern tribes exiled by Ashur
Why relocating them?
Historical perspective: Take teachers and politicians and artisans who
10/3/2013 9:06 AM
Stage 3 Rebuilding of Second Bet Hamikdash in 520-516 BCE
Texts: Ezra 1-6, Haggai 1
Sheshbazzar Yehoyachins son
Zerubabel Yehoyachins grandson
Commences in Darius Is 2nd year = 520
About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man.
For he was one who wrought surprising feats and was a teacher of such people as accept
the truth gladly.
He won over many Jews and many of the Greeks. H
11/26/2013 9:37 AM
Rambam- Islam and Christianity are a step towards Mashiach, spreading monotheism
Josephus- writes Bellum Judaicum War of the Jews- for the benefit of a roman audience. Tries
to make both sides look good,
It was in part, a civil war,
8/27/2013 9:04 AM
This course will survey the history of the Jews during the Second Temple and Rabbinic
periods (515BCE-600CE). This period is witness to the development of many aspects of Judaism
as we know it today, such as, the holidays of Purim and Ha
Classical Jewish History Etana Staiman
INTRO TO RABBINIC LITERATURE
Mishna= shana, leshanot= repeat. You learn through repetition
The Hebrew root "ShNH" means "to repeat," ( )and refers to memorization
12/17/2013 9:19 AM
Perkei Avot- many paradoxes
Who is smart- the one who learns from everyone
Who is honored? He who honors others
Same format as greek questions
Rabban Gamaliel was given permission to teach the students Greek due to the relationship with
Bar Kaochba Revolt
60 years later, rebel again. They are expecting another savior 60/70 years after the destruction,
just like they were saved with the first destruction.
Anotninus Pius 138-161
NOT josephus, because he is dea
Jews were prohibited from living in Judea. Center of activity moved to Galilee.
Hadrian bans Torah study, tortures Rabbis.
Antoninus Pius (emperor 138-161) allowed only the Jews to circumcise their own sons.
He also allows Jewish bodies to be bu
Midterm Review 2013
1. When was the exile of Northern tribes and who exiled them?
a. 722 by Ashur/Assyria
2. What did Sargon II do and when?
a. Assyrian king conquered samaria and rebuilt it, repopulating it with people from other states
which he had conq