Beginnings of JudaismAudiobook CD - 2008
How did Judaism develop from its biblical roots to the highly developed system we know today? What has changed¿and what has remained constant? The answers to these questions are relevant to all faiths, as well as to anyone seeking to broaden their understanding of ancient history. The roots of Judaism reach back to the Hebrew Bible¿also known as the Old Testament by Christians. For thousands of years, Jews have looked to these scriptures for their origins, and have located in them the tenets of their faith. The Bible provides Jews reasons for sadness and joy, wisdom, and most of all, a profound belief in what God expects of them and has promised to them. In Beginnings of Judaism, Professor Isaiah M. Gafni of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem leads a spirited and provocative exploration of 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, tenaciously clinging to existence through circumstances that might well have torn it asunder.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., 
Characteristics: 12 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (202, 213 p. ; 21 cm.)
Alternative Title: Judaism