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Building the Bible

The First and Second Centuries C.E.

What is the codified, written collection of oral law called?

It is called the Mishnah. So massive was the oral law that it took top Jewish scholars twenty years—from about 200 C.E. to about 220 C.E.—to complete the compilation. The group of scholars was led by Judah Ha-Nasi, a revered scholar and teacher.



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