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Tanakh
the Old Testament
Talmund
Jewish law and lore
- codified compendium of teachings and traditional practices
Pentateuch
"five books of Moses"
final form in 500 BCE
Abraham
first patriarch
1700 - 1900 BCE
Semite
A member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Near East and northern Africa
Roman rule of Judaea
63BCE General Pompey was invited to resolve conflict but instead took over the country.
Destruction of the Second Temple
70CE
Minyan
a quorum of ten adult males
Midrash
Rabbis commentaries on Hebrew scriptures. Halakhah, "proper conduct", legal decisions. Haggadah, folklore, sociologial and historial knowledge, theologial arguments, ritual traditions, sermons, and mystical teachings.
Exegesis
Process of introducing new ideas into Judaism, as if they were merely revealing what already existed in the scriptures.