The Great Courses: Judaism
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  • Introduction to Judaism |  The Great Courses

    Introduction to Judaism

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Shai Cherry

    As a religion, culture, and civilization, Judaism has evolved in surprising ways during its long and remarkable history. In this series of 24 lectures, Professor Cherry explores this rich religious heritage from biblical times to today. From the first lecture on the Torah to the last on the Jews as the Chosen People, this course is packed with truly fascinating information.

    This lecture series is amazing

    I have listened to dozens of great courses lectures and I would rank this among the top three

    Reviewed on August 23 2015 by B. peltzer (Miami, USA)
  • Beginnings of Judaism |  The Great Courses

    Beginnings of Judaism

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Isaiah M. Gafni

    For thousands of years, Jews have looked to the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament by Christians, for their origins, and have located in them the tenets of their faith. However, much of what is recognized today as Judaism does not appear in the Bible. How did Judaism develop from its biblical roots to the highly developed system we know today? What has changed - and what has remained constant? In this series of 24 spirited and provocative lectures, Professor Gafni investigates how the Jewish faith struggled to continually redefine itself during the first thousand years after the completion of the last books of the Hebrew Bible.

    Gafni is Music

    Detail with expression. Argument with passion. Focusing on the difficult, late transitional period with minimal overlap on other offerings.

    Reviewed on June 21 2016 by Stanley Jungleib ()
  • Jesus and His Jewish Influences |  The Great Courses

    Jesus and His Jewish Influences

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Jodi Magness

    Follow an acclaimed archaeologist to unearth the roots of Jesus' actions and teachings within the traditions and beliefs of ancient Judaism. These fascinating 24 lectures approach the subject of Jesus from a historical, rather than scriptural, perspective; one rooted in ancient texts and archaeological discoveries. This investigation reveals hidden insights into how the tumultuous events of early Jewish history shaped an individual - and a movement - whose legacy endures to this day.

    Christianity's cradle explored in early Judaism

    When you hear the title of the course "Jesus and His Jewish Influences" you might think, "Another course on Jesus!" Prof Jodi Magness,..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2016 by Jacobus (Johannesburg, South Africa)