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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
    
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JWST 258 - Introduction to the Talmud: Argument and Interpretation


This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Law and Society
Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3HU, CD, WR

The Talmud is a sprawling multi-volume compendium of rigorous legal argument, ingenious and fanciful biblical interpretations, rabbinic anecdotes, jokes, and deep moral and theological investigations. Compiled between 200 and 600 CE, it has been the most important generative force in Jewish religion and culture for the following two millennia. Exemplary texts will be studied (in English translation) with an emphasis on developing students’ skills in close reading and critical discussion. Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: A. Socher
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with RELG 258


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