Rabbinic Responses to War's Failure

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199860302
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950621 | DOI:
Rabbinic Responses to War's Failure

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In the wake of the Destruction rose a new class of Jewish leadership in the rabbis. This chapter discusses the emergence and dominance of Rabbinic Judaism and its sacred literature after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 ce. The trauma of destruction encouraged the new leadership to develop a different approach toward dealing with conflicts between Jews and Gentiles.

Keywords: Mishnah; Gemara; Babylonian Talmud; Palestinian Talmud; Midrash; Song of Songs; Gentiles; Rabbinic Judaism; Hellenistic Judaism

Chapter.  4127 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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