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Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introducing the Talmud

5 videos (Total 33 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Video 1 Why Study Talmud?5m
Video 2 Where Does the Talmud Come From?5m
Video 3 How the Talmud Works-An Overview6m
Video 4 The Talmud's Interpreters11m
9 readings
Meet Your Professors10m
Grading & Logistics10m
Additional Resources10m
Special Thanks & Permissions10m
Full Glossary10m
Module 1 Glossary10m
Module 1 Rabbi Genealogy & Maps10m
Video 2 Texts & Translations10m
Video 3 Texts & Translations10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz12m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

False Testimony From Bible to Rabbis

4 videos (Total 31 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Video 6 Evolution of Testimony Scenarios in Biblical, Second Temple and Rabbinic Literature8m
Video 7 Overview of Mishnah - What it is and how it works6m
Video 8 How Was the Mishnah Organized8m
5 readings
Module 2 Glossary10m
Video 5 Text & Translations10m
Video 6 Texts & Translations10m
Video 7 Texts & Translations10m
Video 8 Texts & Translations10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz12m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Reading the Bible & Rabbinic Logic

3 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Video 10 Using Logic in Reading Critically7m
Video 11 Reading the Bible Like a Rabbi9m
4 readings
Video 9 Texts & Translations10m
Module 3 Glossary10m
Video 10 Texts & Translations10m
Video 11 Texts & Translations10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Redaction & Textual Witnesses

3 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Video 13 How Loyally Were Materials Transmitted7m
Video 14 How Redactors Built a Talmudic Passage7m
4 readings
Video12 Texts & Translations10m
Module 4 Glossary10m
Video 13 Texts & Translations10m
Video 14 Texts & Translations10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz8m
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Top reviews from The Talmud: A Methodological Introduction

By APFeb 18th 2019

Great way of introducing a topic as complex as the Talmud. It was surely amazing to have such course instructors who can rarely be matched both in eloquence and erudition. Overall it was fun!

By KRJan 20th 2017

Best course I've experienced on Coursera so far! Really engaging and not 'dumbed down'. Fantastic and charismatic professor and assistant. Already recommended the course to many friends.

Instructor

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Barry Scott Wimpfheimer

Associate Professor
Religious Studies

About Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. ...

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