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A thousand years of Jewish history, from the days of Alexander the Great to the Moslem conquest of Spain.

Author: Maurice H Harris
Publisher: New York, Bloch Pub. Co., 1927.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th ed.-- 41st thousand, rev and enlView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice H Harris
OCLC Number: 318692
Notes: Maps on lining-papers.
"Notes and references" at end of most of the chapters.
Description: xiv, 319 pages illustrations, 19 cm
Contents: Book I: Judea a vassal state --
Chapter I: Under Persian sway --
political silence --
religious activity --
the Bible canon --
note: Persian influence --
Judaism as law --
Bible books. --
Chapter II: Greek and Jew --
Alexander the Great --
Judea part of Greco-Egypt --
Joseph the Satrap --
note: Greek and Jew --
Chapter III: Judea fights for its faith --
The high priest's office sold --
religious persecution --
Judas Maccabeus --
Feast of Hanukkah --
the book of Daniel --
note: immortality. --
Chapter IV: Judea fights for its independence --
death of Judas --
Jonathan --
death of Eleazar --
independence --
Chapter V: The Apocrypha --
I Esdras --
II Esdras --
Tobit --
Judith --
Additions to Esther --
wisdom literature: Wisdom of Solomon --
Ecclesiasticus --
Baruch --
song of the three Holy children --
history of Susanna --
Bel and the Dragon --
Prayer of Manasses --
I Maccabees --
II Maccabees --
Chapter VI: In the Diaspora --
Egypt --
the Septuagint --
Onias and his temple --
Book II: Judea independent --
Chapter VII: Pharisees and Sadducees --
Simon --
Hyrcanus I --
Pharisees and Sadducees --
Essenes --
Chapter VIII: A royal house again --
Aristobulus --
Alexander Janneus --
Queen Salome Alexandra --
the "Pairs" --
Chapter IX: Rival claimants for the throne --
Aristobolus II --
prayer of Onias --
Pompey takes Jerusalem --
Chapter X: Judea under Roman Suzerainty --
growth of Rome --
from first triumvirate to empire --
herod enters of the scene --
the last Hasmonean ruler Chapter XI: Herod --
Herod as man --
Herod as builder --
Herod as father --
note: Edom, type of Rome --
Chapter XII: Hillel --
Hillel as moralist --
Hillel as legislator --
last days --
Shamai --
note: law and equity --
Chapter XIII: Herod's successors --
Antipas and John the Baptist --
the last Herodian --
Judea part of a Roman province --
Book III: Judea under Rome --
Chapter XIV: Pilate the procurator --
Procurators in general --
Pilate in particular --
Proselytes --
Chapter XV: Jesus of Nazareth --
The messianic hope --
Jesus the man --
Jesus the Messiah --
Christianity --
teachings of Jesus --
note: the crucifixion --
Chapter XVI: The Alexandrian school --
Jew and Greek --
Jewish missionaries --
Chapter XVII: Philo-Judeus --
his Bible commentary --
his philosophy --
the Logos --
his ethics --
Chapter XVIII: A Jewish king once more --
the mad emperor Caligula --
Agrippa's youth --
Agrippa the king --
Agrippa slain --
Agrippa II --
Chapter XIX: The last procurators --
the Zealots --
the Sicarii --
Chapter XX: Judea's War with Rome --
Revolution --
A peace party --
Josephus --
Chapter XXI: The siege --
the north succumbs --
rival parties in Jerusalem --
Chapter XXII: The fall of Jerusalem --
Masada, the last fortress --
the remnant again --
Chapter XXIII: Josephus and his works --
his early life --
Josephus vs. Jeremiah --
his "history of the Jews" --
"Contra Apion" --
note: Josephus and Christianity Book IV: The Talmudic Era --
Chapter XXIV: Jochanan Ben Zakkai --
the academy at Jamnia --
Prayer replaces sacrifice --
Halacha and Agada --
Chapter XXV: The Palestinian Academies --
R. Gamaliel --
R. Joshua --
ordination of rabbis --
the prayer book --
Chapter XXVI: Judaism and the church --
the development of Christianity --
Old and New Testaments --
Gnostics --
note: Jewish scripture and church doctrine --
Chapter XXVII: Rome's regime after Judea's overthrow --
proselytes again --
revolt against Trajan --
Hadrian's "promise" --
Chapter XXVIII: Akiba --
love and law --
Akiba's ethics --
Chapter XXIX: Last struggle for liberty --
Bar Cochba --
general severus --
martyrdom --
chapter XXX: Judah "the saint" and his times --
Mair and Beruria --
Judah ha-Nasi --
other famous teachers --
Chapter XXXI The Mishna --
Written and oral law --
Quotations --
Amoraim --
Chapter XXXII: Babylonia and its schools --
the Resh Galutha --
Rab and Samuel --
Babylonia schools --
note: patriotism and Judaism --
Chapter XXXIII: Christianity the state church of Rome --
Rome's decline --
why Christianity appealed to Romans --
Judaism and Christianity contrasted --
the calendar --
Chapter XXXIV: Division of the Roman Empire --
Julian --
two Roman empires --
Goths and Vandals --
persecution of the Jews Chapter XXXV: The Talmud --
The Gemar --
The contents --
Talmudic literature --
Saboraim --
note: law of the Talmud --
Chapter XXXVI: Sayings and stories of the sages of the Talmud --
God --
providence --
prayer --
Righteousness --
study of the law --
education in general --
parents and children --
woman --
Chapter XXXVII: Sayings and stories of the sages (continued) --
Work --
truth --
justice and honesty --
kindness --
charity humility and patience --
sin --
repentance --
death and immortality --
wit and humor --
Book V: Shem and Japheth --
Chapter XXXVIII: Beginning of the Jewish middle ages --
in the Byzantine empire --
laws of Justinian --
Jews again involved in war --
Rome's successors --
Italy --
the popes --
slavery and trade --
Chapter XXXIX: In the Spanish Peninsula --
Gaul and the Franks --
vicissitudes in Spain --
Chapter XL: Arabia --
the land and the people --
Arabian Jews --
Jussef the proselyte --
Samuel the chivalrous --
Chapter XLI: Mohammed --
the Hegira --
Chapter XLII: Islam and the Jews --
Christianity and Islam --
the Koran of the Sword --
the spread of Islam --
Fall of Visigothic Spain.

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