Product Description This book is a digest of the history of Biblical and Talmudic scholars, and events that affected Jewish life in general, through 2004. The scope of this book is very specific. Events are listed in their year of occurrence unless otherwise indicated, and sources are quoted until the end of the era of the Talmud. The chronology of events is based on Biblical and Talmudic sources. The basic purposes of of this book are to present information on traditional Jewish history in a clear, concise and scholarly form and to present this history in a systematic, organized fashion so that even the novice can develop a clear sense of perspective.