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Judaism - Origin and History
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Part of Judaism:

1. Judaism from Ezra to A.D. 70

2. Origin and History

3. The Religion

4. The Philosophy

A. The Correct Approach

Judaism is a very complex phenomenon, embracing religious, social, political, ethnic and historical elements. There are three main difficulties in the way of seeing it clearly as it really is. Firstly, each of the components mentioned cannot but involve the whole phenomenon of Judaism, so that th…

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Clemens Thoma, “Judaism - Origin and History”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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