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Judaism in the Time of Jesus
RELI 312
Spring 2025
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CJST 312

This course is designed to help us understand the emergence of Judaism--its practices and beliefs, as a philosophy, a way of life, a religion--from the formation of the Hebrew Bible (ca. 400 BCE) to the parallel development of rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity (ca. 100 CE). We will be concerned with the creation of community and its institutions, the rise of sectarianism and claims of normativity, the creation of the Bible as scripture and various modes of its interpretation, the relationship of early Judaism to ancient Israelite religion and society, and relations between Jews and Judaism to gentiles and gentile culture. Attention will be given to the creativity of Jewish literature, its common setting in times of oppression, and its place in the religious heritage of Judaism and Christianity.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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