• Torah - the Law. The first five books of the Bible
  • Talmud - "teaching" - compendium of discussions of the Mishnah by generations of scholars and jurists in many academies over a period of several centuries. The Jerusalem (or Palestinian) Talmud mainly contains the discussions of the Palestinian sages. The Babylonial talmud incorporates the parallel discussion in the Babylon academies. Temple of Jerusalem The First Temple of Jerusalem was conceived by King David and constructed by King Solomon around 950 BCE as a center of a Jewish religious life on a national scale, replacing local cult centers. Solomon hoped that the Temple sould unite the people of Israel conducted by the priestly professionals. The Temple of Solomon was destroyed by Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar around 587/6 BCE....Google 2004
  • Mishnah - The oral Torah as handed down from generation to generation
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