This subject explores the rise of Judaism following the Babylonian exile (mid-sixth century BCE) to the second century CE. It examines the influence of Hellenism, the Maccabean revolt, Judea under Herod and Rome, the two Jewish Wars, sectarian Judaism and Jewish beliefs and institutions in the first century CE. The rise of early Christianity within the context of formative Judaism and the competing responses of these two movements to the destruction of the temple in 70 CE are examined.
School of Theology
This subject is not available to students who have completed subject THL303 as this is a paired subject and shares similar content.
Students are recommended to have prior knowledge equivalent to or studied THL408 and THL409.
THL303 Paired Subject
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