Timeline of the Talmud

Jewdaism, along with all its sacred texts and doctrines, came into being after Christ’s birth. Virtually all of it is more recent than the establishment of the first Christian assemblies. The overwhelming majority of jewdaism’s writings and teachings date to the medieval period.

The minor tractates of the Pharisee Rabbis were complied AD 10 – 220

Tosefta is from AD 189 (first compliation of the Pharisee oral law)
Mishnah is from AD 200.

The Gemara is next, and is what makes the ‘Talmud’ along with the Mishnah.
Jerusalem Talmud AD 350-400
Babylon Talmud AD 500.

Masoretic text of the Torah (Tanakh) was completed AD 600-1000

The two texts competing in the 900s were those of Ben Asher and Ben Naphtali. The later fell out of use, and no longer exists in full.

Midrashim were written from the Tannaitic period (Pharisees) up to AD 1200.

Maimonides created the present Rabbinic Jewish religion based upon this tradition, with borrowing from the Sufis, in the late AD 1100s – completed by approx. AD 1200. His work Mishneh Torah became foundational.

Arba’ah Turim is from the early AD 1300s.
Shulchan Aruch was completed in AD 1563, with the Ashkenazic Ha-Mapah added in AD 1578.

Sefer Yuchasin (Zohar) is from AD 1566, from a manuscript dating from around AD 1270, but pretending to be from the Tannaitic period.

-Sloan Sutherland

The Babylonian Talmud: The Jews Most Unholy Book

The Babylonian Talmud is the culmination of the oral teachings of the scribes and pharisees that Christ so adamantly rebuked.  It is a long collection of books that weren’t put into written form until around the 6th century A.D.

It is composed of the Mishnah and Gemara, the former of which is the rambling of rabbis over the ages, and the latter is more commentary and rambling.  In it’s whole, the Talmud is the antithesis of Christianity; It has nothing to do with the Old Testament.  The jews pretend to be the Israelites of the Bible but nothing could be further from the truth.

“The modern Jew is the product of the Talmud.” -– Michael Rodkinson, in preface of Babylonian Talmud, page XI

“In many ways the Talmud is the most important book in Jewish culture, the backbone of creativity and of national life. No other work has had a comparable influence on the theory and practice of Jewish life, shaping spiritual content and serving as a guide to conduct.”  -Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

“The Talmud is the lifeblood of the people. Most Judaism practiced today is not the Five Books of Moses. You would find it in the Talmud.”  -Rabbi Michael Stern Continue reading “The Babylonian Talmud: The Jews Most Unholy Book”