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Series I: From Exile to Herod   $75.00

Get all of our History Series I lectures on either CD-ROM (MP3 format) or cassette tape! The CD-ROM set also includes a separate CD with all lecture notes in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You may also purchase either set with printed lecture notes. Sixteen lectures in all - approximately 24 hours of enlightening material!

  • Introduction discussing the perspectives that the study of Jewish History gives on Jewish practice and customs. The everlasting impact on world history that some of the preeminent Jews have had.
  • Israel In Exile: The exile of the Ten Tribes and their whereabouts today.
  • Ur and Babylon: The life and times of Abraham, the location of Ur of the Kasdim and its connection to the Samaritans and the Babylonian exile.
  • Cyrus: The Persian conquest of Babylon, the return to Israel and the fulfillment of the prophecies of Jeremiah.
  • Purim: The role of Achashverosh and Haman in the rebuilding of the Bais Hamikdash (Second Temple), and their place in Persian history.
  • Ezra: The rebuilding of the Bais Hamikdash (Second Temple), Ezra’s influence and legislation, the impact of the Great Assembly.
  • Nechemia and Shimon HaTzaddik: The crucial roles these great men played in the physical and spiritual survival of our people.
  • The Calendar: A step by step guide to the Jewish calendar based on the traditional dating system and age of the world.
  • The Greek Translation: The circumstances & far reaching effects of the Greek translation of the Torah.
  • The Zugos: The beginning of the decline & assimilation of Jewry, & the emergence of Rabbinic political authority.
  • Antiochus and the Maccabee Revolt: A detailed account of the rise of Hellenism and the beginning of the Maccabee revolt.
  • Chanukah: The Maccabee struggle against the Hellenists, the miracles, victories and defeats.
  • Sadducees and Pharisees: The final victories over the Hellenists and the rise of the Sadducees.
  • Civil War: The reigns of Yanai, Salome, Aristobolus and Hyrcanus. The influence of Shimon ben Shetach.
  • Jerusalem & Rome: The Roman domination of Judea. The life and times of Herod; his rise to power and the destruction he wrought.
  • Hillel: A biography of one of the most influential personalities of all time.

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