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Second Temple Judaism

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Instructor: Jim Watts
Institution: Syracuse University

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2004


A 2004 course by Jim Watts at Syracuse University traces “the history and literature of Second Temple Judaism by focusing on two key features: the Jerusalem Temple in history and in religious imagination, and the reinterpretation of Jewish tradition in the Dead Sea Scrolls. It will conclude by considering the developing role of scripture in religious thought and literature, to set the stage for interpreting the emergence of rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity.”