Lawrence H. Schiffman is the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Yeshiva University.
Messianic figure Simeon Bar Kochba led the Jews in a failed revolt against Roman rule.
Philo worked to reconcile Hellenism and the Hebrew Scriptures.
How amoraic study sessions became the Gemaras.
The emergence of amoraic schools of study.
Revelations from God
The process and the product of the canonization of the Bible became the basis for a varied tradition of interpretation.
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
Three views of the Jewish-Christian schism.
Nascent Christianity was one of several apocalyptic Jewish sects active during the Second Temple period.
Relations deteriorated and hostility increased
Jewish law guided marriage, divorce, and child-rearing in the ancient world.