Judaism’s Hidden Books: The Apocrypha
Date: Oct 19, 2020 - Oct 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Online Learning
An online mini-course with JTS
October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
Encounter the rich and diverse writings produced by Jews in the late Second Temple period (530 BCE to 70 CE) that were not preserved in the Hebrew Bible, yet were included in the Latin and Greek Old Testaments. What can this set of texts—which includes historical, apocalyptic, and wisdom literature—teach us about the development of Judaism?
In addition to conveying some familiarity with these writings and an appreciation of their historical-cultural context, the course will highlight the diversity of Jewish belief and practice that characterized the period. We will also explore the parallels and divergences of late Second Temple Judaisms with both rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity.
Note: This course will include reading assignments, all in English, to be prepared in advance of each session.
Enrollment will be limited in order to ensure opportunities for discussion.
With Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS.
Recordings will be available for those unable to attend live. Registration required.
This course is at capacity (currently waitlisting). Follow the registration link below to be notified when this course becomes available again.