BIBLE HISTORY DAILY

BASONOVA: From Sectarianism to Consensus: The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism

Sunday, February 23, 2020
From Sectarianism to Consensus: The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism
presented by Lawrence Schiffman

The late Second Temple period (second century BCE onward) was an era of spiritual and religious ferment that manifested itself in a variety of Jewish groups such as the Sadducees, Essenes, Pharisees, Zealots, Nazarenes, and Boethusians. Each sect had its own approach to Jewish Law, religious and national identity, and social constructs.

The competition between these groups eventually helped to bring about the Great Revolt against Rome (66-73 CE) and the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple. In the aftermath of the destruction, a consensus eventually emerged around rabbinic Judaism that would sustain the Jewish people for two millennia.

Based on both textual sources and archaeological discoveries, this presentation reconstructs the nature and trajectory of this process and its testimony to the vitality of the Jewish tradition.


Lawrence Schiffman is the Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and Director of the Global Institute for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies.

This event will be held at 7:30 pm at B’nai Israel Congregation: 6301 Montrose Road / Rockville / MD / 20852

This event does not require a reservation. Cash or check at the door.


More Upcoming Basonova Lectures:

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Discoveries At Nefertiti’s Sun Temple
Jacquelyn Williamson

Sunday, April 26, 2020
Destination: Holy Of Holies
An Archaeological Walk Through The Jerusalem Temple
Joan Branham

Sunday, May 31, 2020
The Brilliance of Aegean Bronze Age Wall Paintings
Emily Egan


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  1. Howard Schicklet says:

    Will this lecture be available online. BASONOVA: From Sectarianism to Consensus: The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism

    1. Michele Barasso says:

      Hello Mr. Schicklet, Sorry for the late response. This lecture series is not a Biblical Archaeology Society. I checked their website to see if they had any of their other lectures up and they do not. You can contact them at [email protected] to see if they ever record or stream.

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2 Responses

  1. Howard Schicklet says:

    Will this lecture be available online. BASONOVA: From Sectarianism to Consensus: The Rise of Rabbinic Judaism

    1. Michele Barasso says:

      Hello Mr. Schicklet, Sorry for the late response. This lecture series is not a Biblical Archaeology Society. I checked their website to see if they had any of their other lectures up and they do not. You can contact them at [email protected] to see if they ever record or stream.

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