The Land of Israel from Bar Kochba to the Muslim Conquest

Brief survey of the major historical developments and themes affecting the land of Israel between the 2nd-century Bar Kochba rebellion and the Muslim conquest in the seventh century. Part of the Israel: The Land and its People series.

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  1. Dr. Abramson,

    I love this series on the Land of Israel but I have to say I was disappointed in this episode.

    Weren’t you going to talk about Mar Zutra and try to at least hit the highlights of the 900+ years between the codification of the Mishna and the next topic, Nachmanides? I was looking forward to hearing about the Jewish revolt against Heraclius in the 7th Century in which we retook Jerusalem for a few years (Benjamin of Tiberias and Nehemiah ben Hushiel??), what role the Jews played in the Muslim conquest, and the theories of what happened to the Jews who stayed in Palestine under Muslim rule.

    Please don’t take this the wrong way. I love your lectures, but I hope you can revisit this historical period at some point to do it justice.

    Best regards,

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