Talmudic Judaism: Historical Outline

Year (C.E.) Historical Events Name of Rabbinic Period Works of Rabbinic Literature
c. 50 Limited autonomy under Roman rule Tanna'itic Mishnah (halakhic)
Halakhic Midrash
70 Destruction of Second Temple (Yavneh [=Jamnia]: Restoration of Jewish Religious Life.)
135 Bar Kokhba Revolt (Usha: Transfer of religious centre from Judea to Galilee
c. 220 Start of Amoraic era Palestinian ("Jerusalem") Talmud, Aggadic Midrash
c. 400 [1] End of Amoraic era in the Land of Israel
c. 500[2] End of Amoraic era in Babylonia Babylonian Talmud


[1] The Transition from Second Temple to Rabbinic Judaism


[2] The Transition from Talmudic to Medieval Judaism


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