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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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE TALMUD: A METHODOLOGICAL INTRODUCTION
Fantastic course. Dense yet extremely well organized. I finished the course in 3-4 days because the way the material was presented was extremely interesting.
Very interesting peek into the world of Talmud (and interesting to this non-Jewish student). I like that the Hebrew-reading student can access the original texts too.
Very informative course. I would like to thank the team behind this course, I learned a lot from them.
I was a good course. I learned many things about Talmud that I did nit know before. It gave me a good understanding while reading the book The Talmud.
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