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By Martin Goodman

Judaism is through far the oldest of the 3 Abrahamic religions and, regardless of the terribly various varieties it has taken and numerous ideals it has contained over 3 millennia, it's been normally understood by way of either Jews and gentiles as a unmarried entity. there were many histories of the Jewish humans yet remarkably few makes an attempt to narrate the heritage and evolution of Judaism itself. during this publication, the 1st entire, single-volume paintings of its variety in English, Martin Goodman explains how Judaism got here to be and the way it has constructed from one interval to a different, in addition to the ways that its forms have relating to every one other.

A historical past of Judaism levels from the religion's inception amidst polytheistic societies within the moment and primary millennia BCE, in the course of the Temple cult on the time of Jesus to the rabbis, mystics and messiahs of medieval and early sleek occasions and, eventually, the numerous denominations of the modern Jewish global. it's a actually worldwide tale, spanning (of direction) the center East, Europe and North Africa, but additionally China, India and the United States, and one who money owed for the threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate operating in the course of the religion's historical past in addition to the associations on which (or in response to which) all sorts of Judaism are dependent. This ebook addresses one of many world's nice religions on a grander scale than any predecessor.

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A History of Judaism

Judaism is by way of a long way the oldest of the 3 Abrahamic religions and, regardless of the terribly assorted kinds it has taken and numerous ideals it has contained over 3 millennia, it's been normally understood through either Jews and gentiles as a unmarried entity. there were many histories of the Jewish humans yet remarkably few makes an attempt to narrate the historical past and evolution of Judaism itself.

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