NT202 A Survey of Jewish History and Literature from the Second Temple Period

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In this course, Dr. Joel Willitts guides you through key historical moments and literary works of the Second Temple period. Discover the history between Israel’s return from exile and the destruction of the temple in AD 70. Develop an understanding of the beliefs of Jewish groups such as the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes. Survey a vast array of Second Temple literature, from the Old Testament Apocrypha to the writings of Philo and Josephus.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

7m

History of the Second Temple Period: Persian and Greek Rule

Overview

Overview

5m

History of the Second Temple Period: The Hasmonean Kingdom

Maccabean Revolt and Rise of the Hasmoneans

Maccabean Revolt and Rise of the Hasmoneans

6m

History of the Second Temple Period: Jewish Sectarian Groups

Introduction to Jewish Sectarian Groups

Introduction to Jewish Sectarian Groups

6m

History of the Second Temple Period: The Roman Empire

Roman Annexation of Palestine

Roman Annexation of Palestine

9m

Corpus of Literature from the Second Temple Period

Introduction to Second Temple Literature

Introduction to Second Temple Literature

2m

Texts of the Dispersion

Introduction to Selected Second Temple Texts

Introduction to Selected Second Temple Texts

2m

Texts Engaging Hellenism

Introduction to the Enoch Literature, Part 1

Introduction to the Enoch Literature, Part 1

7m

Apocalyptic Texts

Introducing Apocalypticism and Apocalyptic Literature

Introducing Apocalypticism and Apocalyptic Literature

9m

Texts Engaging the Hasmonean Dynasty

Baruch

Baruch

11m

Dead Sea Scrolls

Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls

11m

Examples of Sectarian Texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Rule Scrolls

The Rule Scrolls

12m

Texts of the Egyptian Jewish Diaspora

The Letter of Aristeas and the Septuagint

The Letter of Aristeas and the Septuagint

13m

In the Wake of Herod and the Romans

2 Enoch

2 Enoch

11m

In the Wake of the First Jewish War

4 Ezra

4 Ezra

9m

Conclusion

Summary

Summary

7m