Jewish History and Thought: An Introduction (1991 Mansoor), book

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Jewish History and Thought: An Introduction (1991) is a book by Menahem Mansoor.



Published in Hoboken, NJ: Ktav Publishing House, 1991.

Table of contents

Biblical age I : patriarchs through the conquest ; biblical age ii : the united monarchy -- Biblical age III: the divided kingdom and the prophetic period -- Exile and return -- Hellenism, Rome and Jerusalem -- The Bible as literature, the making of the Bible -- Ancient versions of the Hebrew Bible -- Development of religious thought in the second temple period -- Apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, apocryphal literature -- Jewish sects during the second temple period -- The dead sea scrolls -- The rise of Christianity -- Philo (c. 30 B.C.E.-45 C.E.) -- Josephus (c. 38-100 C.E.) -- Masada -- Discoveries pertaining to the Bar Kokhba revolt -- Jews in Palestine and Babylonia : the great rabbinical schools, oral law -- The Talmud, the Midrash -- Jewish liturgy : background of the prayer book, religious festivals -- Jews under Christian rule : fourth to tenth centuries -- Encounter with Islam -- The golden age of Spain (c. 900-1200), Hebrew poetry in Spain -- Medieval Jewish philosophy, Saadyah Gaon (882-942) -- Medieval Jewish travelogues and chronicles -- Samuel Ibn Nagdela : Ha-Nagid (993-1056), Solomon Ibn Gabirol (c. 1021-1056) -- Rashi (1040-1105), Abraham Ibn Ezra (1089-1164) -- Moses Ibn Ezra (c. 1055-1138), Judah Halevi (1075-1141) -- Maimonides (1035-1204) -- Bahya Ibn Pakuda (c. 1050-1120), Four medieval Jewish writers -- Ethical wills (Tsavaot), Responsa literature -- Jewish communities in medieval France, Germany, and Italy -- The expulsion from Spain -- Joseph Nasi and Manasseh Ben Israel -- Joseph Caro (1488-1575) --Kabbalah, Zohar --Great Kabbalists - Isaac Luria and Hayyim Vital, false messiahs - Shabbetai Tzevi and Jacob Frank -- Baruch Spinoza -- Hasidism -- Haskalah -- Jews in America -- Jewish nightmares in France and Russia -- The Zionist dream, the revival of the Hebrew language and literature -- Yiddish culture -- Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Saul Tschernichowsky, Shmuel Yosef Agnon -- Palestine : Turkey and Great Britain -- Mmodern thought : Rosenzweig, Buber, and Heschel -- The holocaust -- American Jewry in the twentieth century -- The emergence of Israel, modern Hebrew literature -- History of the Jews / (Ellis Rivkin)

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