Religion Notes - Fall Break

Religion Notes - Fall Break - Religion Notes Test #3 Two...

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Religion Notes – Test #3 Two Worlds – Hellenism(dominant culture In Roman Empire) & Judaism (what Christianity comes out of) o After 5 th century God quits speaking to prophets o New Testament – no longer Persian Empire like there was in OT; instead there is the Roman Empire **Make sure to read essays in syllabus** Between the Testaments o Texts Apocrypha or Deuterocanon resource for what happens between the Testaments Persian Period – 539-332 BCE o Monotheism (becomes dominant idea during this period) o Priesthood as dominant leadership o Aramaic replaced Hebrew (most Israelites lose ability to speak/write Hebrew) o Diaspora – as move toward NT Judaism continues to be populated by people who live outside of Israel as much as they live in Israel o Messianic hope (hope for a Messiah – “anointed one”) – maybe this new anointed one will be a lot like David (like him b/c he wins all his wars, justice and equity) The World of Alexander the Great o Military conqueror – controlled vast amount of land by dividing it up into leaders
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