Abrahams {Jewish}-Chapters on Jewish Literature

Summary

This is a 27 chapter general history on the Judaism, and various people and events in Jewish History.

AIM: Judaism.
CIM: Judaism.
Version: 1.1 June 9, 2014

Contents

Preface
1 The “Vineyard” At Jamnia
Schools at Jamnia, Lydda, Usha, and Sepphoris.—The Tannaim
compile the Mishnah.—Jochanan, Akiba, Meir, Judah.—Aquila.
2 Flavius Josephus And The Jewish Sibyl
3 The Talmud
The Amoraim compile the Palestinian Talmud and the Babylonian Talmud.— Representative Amoraim:
I (220-280) Palestine—Jochanan, Simon, Joshua, Simlai; Babylonia—Rab and Samuel.
II (280-320) Palestine—Ami, Assi, Abbahu, Chiya; Babylonia—Huna and Zeira
III (320-380) Babylonia—Rabba, Abayi, Rava.
IV (380-430) Babylonia—Ashi (first compilation of the Babylonian Talmud).
V and VI (430-500) Babylonia—Rabina (completion of the Babylonian Talmud).
4 The Midrash And Its Poetry
Mechilta, Sifra, Sifre, Pesikta, Tanchuma, Midrash Rabbah, Yalkut.—Proverbs.—Parables.—Fables.
5 The Letters Of The Gaonim
Representative Gaonim:
Achai, Amram, Zemach, Saadiah, Sherira, Samuel, Hai.
6 The Karaitic Literature
Anan, Nahavendi, Abul-Faraj, Salman, Sahal, al-Bazir, Hassan, Japhet, Kirkisani, Judah Hadassi, Isaac Troki.
7 The New-Hebrew Piyut
Kalirian and Spanish Piyutim (Poems).—Jannai.—Kalir.
8 Saadiah Of Fayum
Translation of the Bible into Arabic.—Foundation of a Jewish Philosophy of Religion.
9 Dawn Of The Spanish Era
Chasdai Ibn Shaprut.—Menachem and Dunash, Chayuj and Janach.—Samuel the Nagid.
10 The Spanish-Jewish Poets (I)
Solomon Ibn Gebirol.—”The Royal Crown.”—Moses Ibn Ezra .—Abraham Ibn Ezra.—The Biblical Commentaries of Ibn Ezra and the Kimchis.
11 Rashi And Alfassi
Nathan of Rome.—Alfassi.—Rashi.—Rashbam.
12 The Spanish-Jewish Poets (II)
Jehuda Halevi.—Charizi.
13 Moses Maimonides
Maimon, Rambam—R. Moses, the son of Maimon, Maimonides.—His Yad Hachazaka and Moreh Nebuchim.—Gersonides.—Crescas.—Albo.
14 The Diffusion Of Science
Provençal Translators.—The Ibn Tibbons.— Italian Translators.—Jacob Anatoli.— Kalonymos.—Scientific Literature.
15 The Diffusion Of Folk-Tales
Barlaam and Joshaphat.—The Fables of Bidpai.— Abraham Ibn Chisdai.—Berachya ha-Nakdan.— Joseph Zabara.
16 Moses Nachmanides
French and Spanish Talmudists.—The Tossafists, Asher of Speyer, Tam, Isaac of Dompaire, Baruch of Ratisbon, Perez of Corbeil.— Nachmanides’ Commentary on the Pentateuch.— Public controversies between Jews and Christians.
17 The Zohar And Later Mysticism
Kabbala.—The Bahir.—Abulafia.—Moses of Leon.— The Zohar.—Isaac Lurya.—Isaiah Hurwitz.— Christian Kabbalists.—The Chassidim.
18 Italian Jewish Poetry
Immanuel and Dante.—The Machberoth.—Judah Romano.— Kalonymos.—The Eben Bochan.—Moses Rieti.—Messer Leon.
19 Ethical Literature
Bachya Ibn Pekuda.—Choboth ha-Lebaboth.—Sefer ha-Chassidim.— Rokeach.—Yedaiah Bedaressi’s Bechinath Olam.—Isaac Aboab’s Menorath ha-Maor.—Ibn Chabib’s “Eye of Jacob.”—Zevaoth, or Ethical Wills.— Joseph Ibn Caspi.—Solomon Alami.
20 Travellers’ Tales
Eldad the Danite.—Benjamin of Tudela.—Petachiah of Ratisbon.— Esthori Parchi.—Abraham Farissol.—David Reubeni and Molcho.— Antonio de Montesinos and Manasseh ben Israel.—Tobiah Cohen.— Wessely.
21 Historians And Chroniclers
Order of the Tannaim and Amoraim.—Achimaaz.—Abraham Ibn Daud.— Josippon.—Historical Elegies, or Selichoth.—Memorial Books.— Abraham Zacuto.—Elijah Kapsali.—Usque.—Ibn Verga.—Joseph Cohen.— David Gans.—Gedaliah Ibn Yachya.—Azariah di Rossi.
22 Isaac Abarbanel
Abarbanel’s Philosophy and Biblical Commentaries.—Elias Levita.— Zeëna u-Reëna.—Moses Alshech.—The Biur.
23 The Shulchan Aruch
Asheri’s Arba Turim.—Chiddushim and Teshuboth.—Solomon ben Adereth.— Meir of Rothenburg.—Sheshet and Duran.—Moses and Judah Minz.— Jacob Weil, Israel Isserlein, Maharil.—David Abi Zimra.—Joseph Karo.— Jair Bacharach.—Chacham Zevi.—Jacob Emden.—Ezekiel Landau.
24 Amsterdam In The Seventeenth Century
Manasseh ben Israel.—Baruch Spinoza.—The Drama in Hebrew.— Moses Zacut, Joseph Felix Penso, Moses Chayim Luzzatto.
25 Moses Mendelssohn
Mendelssohn’s German Translation of the Bible.—Phædo.— Jerusalem.—Lessing’s Nathan the Wise.
26 Index

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