Seder Olam

Seder Olam : The Rabbinic View of Biblical Chronology

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Seder Olam is the basic text on which all historical understanding of Jewish tradition in the Talmud is based. This book is a translation with commentary of this classical text, making Seder Olam: The Rabbinic View of Biblical Chronology available to the English speaking public for the first time.
The extensive commentary, by highly regarded scholar Heinrich W. Guggenheimer, explains the detailed arguments that derive a complete and consistent chronology from biblical anecdotal remarks. The text also addresses a number of secondary topics, such as the status of the book of Daniel and negating the value of Daniel for messianic predictions. The commentary shows that in its present form, Seder Olam is a product of the early Babylonian talmudic academics, edited in the first half of the third century C.E.
Since some part of the Seder Olam deals with calendar problems, Dr. Guggenheimer offers an appendix that gives complete instruction for the computation of the Jewish calendar and the conversion of Jewish into civil dates and vice-versa.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 292 pages
  • 163 x 243 x 24mm | 617g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765760215
  • 9780765760210
  • 1,907,461

Table of contents


Part 1

1 Creation to Jacob
2 Jacob
3 Covenant and Slavery
4 The Flood
5 Thornbush to Sinai
6 At Sinai
7 Consecration of the Tabernacle
8 Book of Numbers
9 The Fortieth Year
10 Death of Moses

Part II
Anterior Prophets
11 Joshua
12 Judges
13 Samuel, Saul, and David
14 David
15 Solomon
16 Rehabeam to Asa
17 Asa to Ahaziah
18 Joash
19 Jehu to Uziah
20 The Prophets

Part III
Prophets to End of Second Temple

21 Prophets (Continued)
22 Destruction of Samaria
23 Hezekiah
24 Manasseh to Jehoiakim
25 Jehoiakim to Zedekiah
26 Ezechiel
27 Fall of Jerusalem
28 Daniel
29 Ezra and Esther
30 Nehemiah to End of Second Temple

The Jewish Calendar

Calendar Data
Computation of the Year
Conversion of Jewish and Gregorian Dates


Index of Biblical Verses
Index of Talmudic References
Babylonian Talmud
Jerusalem Talmud
Mishnah and Tosephtah
Midrashim and Targumim
General Index
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