The Talmud is one of the richest and most complicated works of literature the world has ever known. Since being composed around 1500 years ago it has inspired not only religious reverence but significant intellectual engagement. In this course learners will be introduced to the unique characteristics of this text and the challenges that inhere in studying it while studying a chapter of the Talmud. Students of the course can expect to develop an appreciation for how the Talmud works and why it continues to inspire religious and intellectual devotion. They will be challenged to employ critical reading skills and to analyze legal and historical concepts.
The Talmud: A Methodological IntroductionNorthwestern University
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Introducing the Talmud
False Testimony From Bible to Rabbis
Reading the Bible & Rabbinic Logic
Redaction & Textual Witnesses
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- 4 stars20.59%
- 3 stars6.36%
- 2 stars1.87%
- 1 star1.12%
TOP REVIEWS FROM THE TALMUD: A METHODOLOGICAL INTRODUCTION
The choice of material was excellent as was the presentations by both knowledgable instructors.
Would be happy to take additional advanced courses in Talmud skills from them as well.
Now I can read the Talmud and understand the discussions presented in light of the explanations given in the course.
The course is great and the instructors are superbly skilled people making complex topics easy to understand.
This course is both a traditional and non-traditional Talmud course. The non-traditional gives a historic prospective of the basis of Talmud with a modern view of its derivation.
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