History of torah from creation until today -The yeshivot of shem and ever taught Gods Will -Yoma 28b – Avraham kept the entire Oral Law as well as the Written Law -THE GIVING OF TORAH BEFORE SINAI – The 10 commandments -Megillah 14a – There were many prophets, but only those with a message for future generations were included in Tanach. -Mishna- Tannaim Rabbi Judah HaNasi (rebbe) Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Braisos and the Tosefta taldmud ( gemera) Amoraim.- ranged from 200-500 CE Abaye and Rava Rav Ashi and ravina The Talmud Yerushalmi  Rishonim or “first [codifiers]. Rabbi Yitzchak Al-Fasi (Rif; 1013-1103 CE) Rabbi Asher ben Yechiel (Rosh; 1250-1328 CE) Yad HaChazaka of Rabbi Moses Maimonides (Rambam; 1135-1204 CE) Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law) written by Rabbi Yosef Caro (1488-1575 CE), which took into account almost all of the earlier codes. Since the Shulchan Aruch followed the practices of the Sephardic practices, a gloss was added to it by Rabbi Moshe Isserles (1520-1527 CE), including all the Ashkenazic customs. With the publication of the Shulchan Aruch, the period of the Rishonim came to an end, and the period of the Acharonim or “later [codifiers]” began Agadata Zohar , Rashbi – (http://library.brandeis.edu/specialcollections/collections/mancoll3.html)