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JCTC1003: Jewish History from Rome to New Diaspora

2024 unit information

How did the religion and history of the Jewish people change from the Second Temple to the rabbinic period? Explore the history of the Jews during the watershed period in Palestine under Roman rule. Study the Hellenist influence on Judaism, the development of different sects and the emergence of Christianity. Explore what takes place after the destruction of the Second Temple and the revolts as the Jewish diaspora takes greater shape. Explore the spread of Judaism into Africa and Asia and the communities there.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies

Code JCTC1003
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the impact of Roman rule on Judea including the reasons for and results of the two major Jewish rebellions against the Romans
  • LO2. apply concepts supporting the effect of the destruction of the Second Temple and the reasons for the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism
  • LO3. analyse the reasons for sectarianism in the Second Temple period and the subsequent development of Christianity
  • LO4. conceptualise the reasons for the emerging tensions between Judaism and Christianity
  • LO5. demonstrate a strong understanding of how Jewish beliefs and practices were influenced by the Rabbinic period and their historical evolution in Talmudic times
  • LO6. understand the evolution of the Jewish diaspora experience in Babylon, Egypt, India and China
  • LO7. compare and contrast the evolution of Judaism when interacting with the different religious milleus of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism
  • LO8. analyse issues of integration/assimilation and rejection of Jews within various host societies.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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