CLAS 411 Rabbinic Judaism

This course focuses on the literature and culture of the early Rabbinic period (c. 200-500 C.E.). We will concentrate on reading and analyzing primary texts (Midrash, Mishnah, and Talmud) as well as studying the historical context and methodological issues. This course will discuss the various literatures styles, methods and contents as well as their internal and external cultural influences.

pre-rec: CLAS 315 recommended.