A History of Judaism
Judaism is by some distance the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions. Despite the extraordinarily diverse forms it has taken, the Jewish people have believed themselves bound to God by the same covenant for more than three thousand years. This book explains how Judaism came to be and how it has developed from ...more
It was interesting to me also in the respect that the author is British, rather than American, so there was what I consider a more worldly and broader view.
I would have to say that breaking it down into two volumes might make it more appealing, and less overw ...more
A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millennia
Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History of Judaism provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have rela...more
Martin David Goodman is a historian and writer on Roman history and the history of the Jews in the Roman period.