Introduction to the Mishnah, Talmuds, Midrashim and other Rabbinic Literature.
Textbooks: Strack, H. L. and Stemberger, G., Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash, 2nd Edition (Augsburg/Fortress, 1992); Fonrobert and Jaffee, eds., The Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature (Cambridge Univ Press, 2007); Collected readings supplied by the Instructor.
Instructor: Rob Vanhoff, M.A.
Rob teaches courses on 2nd Temple Period, Rabbinic Literature, Judaism, Koine Greek, and Aramaic. He has delivered papers at conferences for both Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. He serves at Heart of Messiah Ministries in Spokane Valley. Rob holds two degrees from the University of Washington: MA, Comparative Religion (2005) and BA, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, with a minor in Music (2003).