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RELIĀ 2122 [0.5 credit] Early Judaism

Judaism and the Jewish people from the Maccabees to the Rabbinic Age. Sectarian movements (Pharisees, Sadducees, Qumran Covenanters) Christianity's rise; revolutionaries (Zealots, Bar Kochba), Jewish responses to Hellenism, reshaping of Judaism after destruction of the Second Temple, Rabbinic Judaism in Palestine and the Diaspora.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 2701.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.