The Jews in History
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Dr. David Neiman's lectures on Jewish history connect the story of the Jewish people into the larger context of world history.
"Joseph and the Exodus" ties the story of Jewish slavery and freedom to archaeological and historical records. "David and Solomon" takes a critical look at the kings of Israel. "The History of the Talmud" is a dramatic account of the development of the Jewish legal system amid a changing political landscape.
In "The Politics of Purim" and "The History of Hanukah," the Jews play a pivotal role amid the clash of empires. And "The Khazarian Empire" explores the real story behind the legendary Jewish kingdom.
Dr. David Neiman (1921–2004) was professor of Jewish theology at Boston College and specialized in a broad range of fields, including archaeology, Biblical studies, Jewish history and Catholic-Jewish relations. He also organized Boston College’s Institute of Biblical Archeology and participated in nearly a dozen archaeological excavations in Israel. He was the author of Domestic Relations in Antiquity (Little Acorns Press, 1994) as well as a commentary and selected translation of the Book of Job (Massada, 1972). He also wrote several important articles for the Encyclopedia Judaica. His lectures on the Book of Genesis were delivered in 2000 at the University of Judaism in Bel Air, CA.
7 lectures: 6 hours 14 minutes