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Jewish History and Thought : An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0881254045

ISBN-13: 9780881254044

Edition: 1st 1991

Authors: Menahem Mansoor

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List price: $19.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Ktav Publishing House, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 591
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Menahem Mansoor is an archaeologist and Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mansoor is the former president and co-founder of the Madison Biblical Archaeological Society. Mansoor has written Jewish History and Thought: An Introduction, which covers the 3,500 years of Jewish history. He also wrote and directed the video, Signs, Symbols, and Scripts: Origins of Written Communication and the Birth of the Alphabet, which outlines the development of written communication from its most early origins to modern times.

A Word of Thanks
Biblical Age I: Patriarchs Through the Conquestp. 1
Biblical Age II: The United Monarchyp. 3
Biblical Age III: The Divided Kingdom and the Prophetic Periodp. 9
Exile and Returnp. 17
Hellenismp. 25
Rome and Jerusalemp. 30
The Bible as literaturep. 33
The Making of the Biblep. 40
Ancient Versions of the Hebrew Biblep. 51
Development of Religious Thought in the Second Temple Periodp. 63
Apocrypha and Pseudepigraphap. 69
Apocryphal Literaturep. 77
Jewish Sects during the Second Temple Periodp. 87
The Dead Sea Scrollsp. 95
The Rise of Christianityp. 105
Philo (c. 30 B.C.E.-45 C.E.)p. 115
Josephus (c. 38-100 C.E.)p. 119
Masadap. 123
Discoveries Pertaining to the Bar Kokhba Revoltp. 129
Jews in Palestine and Babylonia: The Great Rabbinical Schoolsp. 137
Oral Lawp. 141
The Talmudp. 147
The Midrashp. 152
Jewish Liturgy: Background of the Prayerbookp. 157
Religious Festivalsp. 163
Jews under Christian Rule: Fourth to Tenth Centuriesp. 171
Encounter with Islamp. 179
The Golden Age of Spain (c. 900-1200)p. 183
Hebrew Poetry in Spainp. 189
Medieval Jewish Philosophyp. 197
Saadyah Gaon (882-942)p. 200
Medieval Jewish Travelogues and Chroniclesp. 209
Samuel Ibn Nagdela: Ha-Nagid (993-1056)p. 223
Solomon Ibn Gabirol (c. 1021-1056)p. 225
Rashi (1040-1105)p. 231
Abraham Ibn Ezra(1089-1164)p. 234
Moses Ibn Ezra (c. 1055-1138)p. 243
Judah Halevi (1075-1141)p. 246
Maimonides (1035-1204)p. 251
Bahya Ibn Pakuda (c. 1050-1120)p. 261
Four Medieval Jewish Writersp. 266
Ethical Wills (Tsavaot)p. 275
Responsa Literaturep. 280
Jewish Communities in Medieval France, Germany, and Italyp. 287
The Expulsion from Spainp. 293
Joseph Nasi and Manasseh ben Israelp. 297
Joseph Caro (1488-1575)p. 303
Kabbalahp. 309
Zoharp. 314
Great Kabbalists - Isaac Luria and Hayyim Vitalp. 323
False Messiahs - Shabbetai Tzevi and Jacob Frankp. 328
Baruch Spinozap. 335
Hasidismp. 339
Haskalahp. 347
Jews in Americap. 357
Jewish Nightmares in France and Russiap. 365
The Zionist Dreamp. 373
The Revival of the Hebrew Language and Literaturep. 382
Yiddish Culturep. 389
Hayyim Nahman Bialikp. 403
Saul Tschernichowskyp. 412
Shmuel Yosef Agnonp. 420
Palestine: Turkey and Great Britainp. 427
Modern Thought: Rosenzweig, Buber, and Heschelp. 439
The Holocaustp. 449
American Jewry in the Twentieth Centuryp. 459
The Emergence of Israelp. 467
Modern Hebrew Literaturep. 473
Appendix A: History of the Jewsp. 485
Appendix B: Chronological Chartp. 499
Appendix C: General Bibliographyp. 507
Appendix D: Glossaryp. 529
General Indexp. 563
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