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Second Temple and Talmudic Era

Tools Introductions Second
Temple
Jerusalem
The Hellenistic
Period
The Hasmoneans
Philonic Studies Jewish Sects Dead Sea
Scrolls/Qumran
Studies
Apocrypha and
Pseudepigrapha
Miscellaneous
Herod and the Herodian Dynasty Jews and the
Roman Empire
Flavius Josephus Rabbinic
Writings
The Early Church Gnosticism Ancient Jewish
Mysticism and
Magic
The
Synagogue
Inscriptions,
Documents &Coins
Gender
Studies
On-Line Courses, syllabi Bibliographies

 

Tools

Online Texts and Documents Related to Jewish History - Second Temple and Talmudic Era
Ancient History Sourcebook
Archaeological Sites in Israel
PaleoJudaica - A weblog on ancient Judaism and its context   (James Davila, St. Andrews U.)
Ancient Judaism   (Livius).

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Introductions

HISTORY: Second Temple Period - Return to Zion
The Temple in the Second-Temple Judaism    (Toronto U.)
 

Second Temple Jeusalem

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem - an Archaeological/ Architectual Analysis   
Model of the Second Temple in Jerusalem
The Temple Mount in Jerusalem - The Location of the Temple Site
The Temple Institute   
Online Course: Jerusalem: Life Throughout the Ages in a Holy City Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies, Bar-Ilan U.
 

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The Hellenistic Period

The Jews of Ptolemaic & Greco - Roman Egypt
Cynics of the Decapolis and Eretz Israel in the Hellenistic Period - M. Luz
Encyclopedia Britannica - Hellenistic Judaism

The Hasmoneans

Maccabean Revolt Chronology
Texts on Antiochus IV Epiphanes, on the Maccabean Revolt and on the Hasmonean Regime - Mahlon H. Smith
1 Maccabees - On-Line Text
2 Maccabees - On-Line Text
A Note on the Use of the Bible in 1 Maccabees - U. Rappaport
On something Biblical about II Maccabees - Daniel R. Scwartz
Antiochus IV Epiphanes in Jerusalem - Daniel R. Schwartz
The Hasmonean Palace
The Tomb of the Last Hasmonean? - Eliezer Segal
The Samaritans in the Hasmonean Period - Lester L. Grabbe
Horn of Sartaba, site of the Hasmonean fortress Alexandrion (photo: remains Hasmonean Fortress)
 

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Philonic Studies

Resource pages for Biblical studies - the Philo of Alexandria page
The Works of Philo Judaeus (online. EarlyChristianWritings. Trans.: Charles Duke Yonge)
Philo, his Authorship, and his Addressess  Torrey Seland
The Studia Philonica Annual - Studies in Hellenistic Judaism
International Philo Bibliography Project - The Studia Philonica Annual
The Philo Concordance Project
Philo on the Essenes
Philo of Alexandria, Embassy to Gaius 132-4, 349-67: The Attitude of Gaius Towards the Jews
Philo Judaeus: The Creation of the World
 

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Jewish Sects

Jewish Movements of the Second Temple Era - A Comparative Chart
Pharisees - The Ecole Initiative
Sadducees - The Ecole Initiative
Pharisees & Sadducees - Mahlon H. Smith
Who were the Pharisees and the Sadducees - Bryan T. Huie
In Search of a Pharisee - D R de Lacey
Current Scholasrship on the Pharisees - Steve Mason
Bibloiography of Sects and Sectarianism in the Second Commonwealth - Meir Bar Ilan
Caiaphas  (Livius)
 

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Dead Sea Scrolls/Qumran Studies

Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead Sea Scroll Texts: Gnostic Society Library
University of Chicago: The Dead Sea Scrolls Project
The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship - An Exhibit at the Library of Congress
The Shrine of the Book - Israel Museum
The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls - On-Line Texts
The Dead Sea Scrolls - Mahlon H. Smith
West Semitic Research Project: Dead Sea Scrolls (USC)
 

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Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

The Noncanonical Homepage
Old Testament Apocrypha - On-Line Texts
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha - On-Line Texts
The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Web Page
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Bibliography (2007) (2002) (1999) (1997)
Jesus Sirach - Ben Sira - Ecclesiasticus - Franz Bömisch (German)
The Aseneth Home Page  - Dr Mark Goodacre
The Life of Adam and Eve: The Biblical Story in Judaism and Christianity- Gary A. Anderson and Michael E. Stone
The Book of Enoch (also referred to as "Ethiopian Enoch" or "1 Enoch")
The Words of Gad the Seer Bibliography - Meir Bar-Ilan
Pseudepigrapha Bibliography - Meir Bar-Ilan

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Herod and the Herodian Dynasty

Herod - Encyclopedia Entry
Palestine Under the Herods
Texts on the Rise of Antipater & Sons, on Herod's Reign of Terror and on Uprisings after Herod - Mahlon H. Smith
Herod's Palace Map  
Herod's Temple Mount in Miniature
King Herod the Great   (Livius)
Herod Antipas   (Livius)
Herod Archelaus   (Livius)
Herod Agrippa I   (Livius)
Julius Marcus Agrippa (Agrippa II)   (Livius)
 

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Jews and the Roman Empire

Political Rulers of Palestine in the New Testament Era
Roman Rulers + Basic Biographical Data- Mahlon H. Smith
The House of Caesar - Lineage & Notes - Mahlon H. Smith
Map: Land of Israel in 1st c. CE - Mahlon H. Smith
Ancient History Sourcebook: Josephus (37 - after 93 CE): Galilee, Samaria and Judea in the First Century CE
Ancient History Sourcebook: Roman Sources on the Jews and Judaism, 1 BCE-110 CE - Texts from Augustus, Claudius, Strabo and Tacitus.
Jewish History Surcebook: Jews and the Later Roman Law, 313-531 CE
Jewish History Sourcebook: Julian and the Jews, 361-363 CE
Texts on Galilee under Antipas, on Crises from Pilate to Caligula on Demagogues and Despots and on the Revolt against Rome - Mahlon H. Smith

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Flavius Josephus

Flavius Josephus Home Page G. J. Goldberg
Works of Flavius Josephus  (Studylight)
The Writings of Flavius Josephus  (Crosswalk - Bible Study Tools)
The Works of Flavius Josephus  (translated by William Whiston)
Flavius Josephus - The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem (The Preterist Archive)
Josephus - Basic Biographical Data - Mahlon H. Smith
Josephus in Greek  Perseus
Flavius Josephus (+ many links)  (Early Christian Writings)
The Brill Josephus Project - first comprehensive commentary in English to the works of Josephus; new English translation. balance between historical/ archaeological and philological concerns.
Bibliography and Reviews: Books and Articles on Josephus - G.J. Goldberg
Bachelor of Arts English Guide: Works of Flavius Josephus
Calanus (see Against Apion 1, 175ff.)   (Livius)

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Rabbinic Writings

Talmudic Judaism: Historical Outline - Eliezer Segal
A Page from the Babylonian Talmud - Eliezer Segal
The Sol and Evelyn Henkind Talmud Text Databank -
A Computerized Databank of the texts of the Babylonian Talmud Based upon Manuscripts and Early Editions
Pirqe Rabbi Eliezer - Electronic Text Editing Project
The Newsletter for Targumic and Cognate Studies
Targumic Texts
The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon - Hebrew Union College
Persona in Rabbinic Tradition - Mahlon H. Smith
Rabinic Tradition - Mahlon H. Smith
The Darshan: Preacher and Teacher of Talmudic Times (pdf) - Marc Bregman
Encyclopedia Britannica - Rabbinic Judaism

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The Early Church

Encyclopedia of Early Church History  (The Ecole Initiative - Evansville U.)
Guide to Early Church Documents
Ancient Jewish Accounts of Jesus
Into His Own - Perspective on the World of Jesus - Mahlon H. Smith
The Jewish Roman World of Jesus - James D. Tabor
The Synoptic Problem
The Johannine Literature Website - Felix Just, S.J.
The Church of Jerusalem
The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting
The New Testament Gateway - Mark Goodacre
New Testament Bibliography - Revelation E. Velunta
The Gospel of Barnabas
The Fathers of the Church
Early Church Documents  (The Ecole Initiative - Evansville U.)
Christian Apocrypha
Early Christian Writings
Dialogue of Justin, Philosopher and Martyr, with Trypho, A Jew
Medieval Sourcebook: Saint John Chrysostom (c. 347-407): Homilies Against the Jews (down)
Links to Early Christianity, Epigraphy, Religion, Archaeology    (Toronto U.)
Books of the Bible in Alphabetical order (including NT, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha...) New American Bible
The New Testament in Hebrew
Early Church Fathers
Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations -  Philip A. Harland  (many pictures and maps)

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Gnosticism

The Gnosis Archive
The Nag Hammadi Library
The Center for Marcionite Research
Valentinus and the Valentinian Tradition  (down)
The Gospel of Thomas Homepage
Gnostic Studies at the University of Goettingen

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Ancient Jewish Mysticism and Magic

Mysticism during the Talmudic Era: Sources - Eliezer Segal
Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism
Sepher Yetzirah - The Ancient "Book of Formation"
Leo Baeck: Sefer Yetzirah
Sefer Yetzirah: Book of Creation & Saadia's Commentary (excerpts)
Sefer Yetzirah Bibliography - Scott J. Thompson
The Ascent to the Merkabah - Eliezer Segal
Traditions of Magic in Late Antiquity - An Exhibition
Bibliography of Ancient Mysticism: Hekhalot Literature - Meir Bar Ilan
Bibliography of Metatron - Meir Bar Ilan
Bibliography of Jewish Magic in Antiquity - Meir Bar Ilan
Bibliography of Exorcism by Jews - Meir Bar Ilan
Bibliography of Monsters and Fabulous Creatures in Jewish Folklore - Meir Bar Ilan

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The Synagogue

Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations -  Philip A. Harland (many pictures and maps)
Second Temple Synagogues - Donald D. Binder
Ancient Synagogue Literary Archive - Donald D. Binder
The Synagogue - Select Bibliography - Donald D. Binder
Links to Early Christianity, Epigraphy, Religion, Archaeology    (Toronto U.)

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Inscriptions, Documents and Coins

Inscriptions from the Land of Israel - Michael L. Satlow
Sampler of Inscriptions Documenting Jews and Judaism in the Greco-Roman Diaspora - Ross s. Kraemer
The Image Collection of the West Semitic Research Project
Elephantine Papyri
Marriage & Divorce Papyri of the Ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish World - D. Instone Brewer
Greater Judaean Numismatic Timeline
Coins and Judaean History 168 BCE - 135 CE - Dave Garstang
Coinage of Ancient Judaea  (down)
 Bible Translations  NT  Geographical Journey.  with maps
The Septuagint and the NT in Greek    (Adobe Acrobat format)

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Gender Studies

Women in Second Temple Judaism: Some Preliminary Observations - J. Julius Scott, Jr..
The Jewish Calendar (Livius)
Women in Ancient Synagogues - Donald D. Binder
Diotima - Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in Judaism, Early Christianity and Late Antiquity
Bibliography of Jewish Women in Antiquity - Meir Bar-Ilan
Bibliography of Childhood in Antiquity - Meir Bar-Ilan
Bibliography of Gender Studies and the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha - Victor H. Matthews
Bibliography of Gender Studies and Rabbinic and Mishnaic Judaism - Victor H. Matthews

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Online Courses


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Bibliographies

Basic Readings in the Second Temple - Talmudic Period - The Dinur Center
The Hellenistic and Roman Periods in the Near East - Clay Poe
The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Bibliography - James R. Davila
Cumulative Index of the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Bibliography by Title of Text
The Words of Gad the Seer Bibliography - Meir Bar-Ilan
Pseudepigrapha Bibliography - Meir Bar-Ilan
Ben-Sira Bibliography - Franz Böhmisch
Joseph & Aseneth On-Line Bibliography - Mark Goodcare
Hisorical Outline of the Roman Empire - Clay Poe
Flavius Josephus - Searchable Bibloography Database - Institutum Judaicum Delitzschianum
Books and Articles on Josephus - G. J. Goldberg
Jewish Sectarianism Bibliography - Meir Bar Ilan
The Dead Sea Scrolls Bibliography - The Orion Center
Bibliography of Works Pertaining to the Study of Targum - Okeanos
Midrash Bibliography - Hebrew Union College
The Synagogue - Selected Bibliography - Donald D. Binfer
Bibliography for Research in Rabbinic Judaism - Eliezer Segal
Sefer Yetzirah Bibliography - Scott J. Thompson
Bibliography of Ancient Mysticism: Hekhalot Literature - Meir Bar Ilan
Bibliography of Metatron - Meir Bar Ilan
Bibliography of Jewish Magic in Antiquity - Meir Bar Ilan
Bibliography of Exorcism by Jews - Meir Bar Ilan
Bibliography of Monsters and Fabulous Creatures in Jewish Folklore - Meir Bar Ilan
Bibliography of Jewish Women in Antiquity - Meir Bar-Ilan
Bibliography of Childhood in Antiquity - Meir Bar-Ilan
Gender Studies and the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha - Victor H. Matthews
Gender Studies and Rabbinic and Mishnaic Judaism - Victor H. Matthews
Bibliographies by Meir Bar-Ilan
History of the Second Temple Period - Syllabus   (JTS)
 

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Miscellaneous

The Jewish Calendar  (Livius)
Online Course: Jerusalem: Life Throughout the Ages in a Holy City Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies, Bar-Ilan U.
 

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