ReligionJan14 - Religion Jan 14 2008 2nd Temple Beginning...

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Religion Jan. 14, 2008 2 nd Temple - Beginning of Rabinnical Judaism happens at destruction of 2 nd temple (70 CE) - Maccabean Revolt (167 BCE) o Hasmonean Dynasty: Judah kicks some ass and takes the temple back Sect Formation: Segregation into different sects within Judaism thanks to contact with Hellenistic Culture Sadducees: Priests/Wealthy Business peeps Pharisees: Legalists/Intellectuals Zealots: Violent Rebellion dudes Essenes: Celibates in the desert (they believe things suck as bad as they’re going to suck so they drop out of society also cuz they thought the Sadducees were corrupt) o Romans reclaim area in 63 BCE Jews want the Messiah back Finding a precedent for the Messiah in the Torah is fuel Our Messiah is Political! Anointing With Oil Jews might see the current crappy situation as punishment from God Apocalyptic imagery in Judaism starts popping up thanks to Zoroastrian influence (Cosmic Battle – Battlestar Galactica!) REVOLT!!! o 66CE: Revolt → Temple o Destruction in 70 CE: Closes the chapter on temple Judaism and opens the chapter on rabinnical - Babylonians let the Jews come home in 515
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