In this clearly written book, Jacob Neusner answers the central questions about the world of Judaism in which Christianity was born. He gives an overview of the history and religion of Israel and an analysis of the Judaic legacy as it endured among those who did not become Christians. He also discusses the troubling issue of the Pharisees and investigates the identity of the historical Hillel. This accessible book aims to speak directly to every student who is concerned with both the early and contemporary meaning of the Jewish and Christian faiths.
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