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The Tannaim and their Institutions (circa 70-3rd Century CE)

Sepphoris Mosaic

  1. From Text to Tradition
    1. From Pharisees to Rabbis
    2. The Tannaitic Academies
  2. Primary sources
    1. Mishnah Hagigah 2-2-3, Tosefta Hagigah 2-8, 10- Rabbinic Traditions about the Pharisees
    2. Josephus, Antiquities XIV, ch. 4-5- Herod’s Trial before the Sanhedrin
    3. Josephus, XV, 2-3, 368-70- Sameas and Pollio
    4. Tosefta Pesahim 4-13- Hillel’s Rise to Power
    5. Jerusalem Talmud Pesahim 6-1 (33a)- Another Version of Hillel’s Rise to Power
    6. Sifre Deuteronomy 113- Hillel as Legislator
    7. Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 30b-31a- The Patience of Hillel
    8. Acts 5- 33-39 Words of Rabban Gamaliel I
    9. Josephus, Life 191-8- Simeon ben Gamliel I
    10. Josephus, War I, 110-12- The Pharisees in Power
    11. Babylonian Talmud Eruvin 54b- The Teaching of the Oral Torah
    12. Mishnah Avot 1-5- The Ethics and Wisdom of the Rabbis
    13. Babylonian Talmud Bava Mezia 59a-b- The Bet Midrash and Divine Law
    14. Iggeret Rav Sherira Gaon 1-2- The First Generation of the Tannaim
  3. Secondary sources
    1. Pieter W. van der Horst. “Jewish Funerary Inscriptions—Most Are in Greek.” Biblical Archaeology Review 18, 5 (1992).
  4. Images
    1. Beth Shearim Catacomb, Lower Galilee, 2nd-4th centuries CE.
    2. Menorah in the Beth Shearim Catacomb, Lower Galilee, 2nd- 4th centuries CE.
    3. Aerial view of the city of Sepphoris, Lower Galilee.
    4. Detail of mosaic in a Roman house in Sepphoris, Lower Galilee, 3rd century CE.

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