Video 22 From Sects to Rabbis

From the course by Northwestern University
The Talmud: A Methodological Introduction
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From the lesson
Narrative and History
The Talmud contains many stories that feature historical figures from the rabbinic period. In this module we will demonstrate the difficulty of reading these stories as history and model the use of literary tools for reading such materials.

Meet the Instructors

  • Barry Scott Wimpfheimer
    Barry Scott Wimpfheimer
    Associate Professor
    Religious Studies