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World Religions: General Research Guide: Judaism

The guide is designed for students in RELI 1301 and 1301H and for persons with general interest in the major faith traditions of the world.



Judaism developed as the faith of the ancient Hebrews, with the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), particularly the Torah, as its sacred text. Roughly, the history of Judaism may be divided into biblical Judaism (c. 20th–4th century BCE), Hellenistic Judaism (4th century BCE–2nd century CE), Rabbinic Judaism (2nd–18th century CE), and modern Judaism (c. 1750 CE to the present).

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