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Ancient Israel with Dr. Kenneth Hanson

Aug 25, 2020

The Talmudic Age #14 For Jews living in the eastern Mediterranean in the second and third centuries of the Common Era, following two catastrophic revolts against their Roman overlords, the best thing to do was to get as far away from Rome’s power and authority as humanly possible. Eastward they fled, to Babylonia. The great Sages there took upon themselves the massive task of codifying the whole of the law. Originally it was all memorized, via a lifetime of study. Only later was it written down, becoming the many encyclopedic volumes of Jewish literature we have today. Welcome to the age of the Talmud!Dr. Kenneth Hanson