1-28-08 - History 1001 January 28, 2008 Ancient Hebrews...

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History 1001 January 28, 2008 Ancient Hebrews Cannot compare to Egyptians, Mesopotamians, or Greeks Very small, isolated, little influence Influences Western religion – Judaism, Christianity, Islamism I. Hebrews Historically based writings – time has a beginning and an end o Some poetry, rules, historical o All writings considered sacred 900 BC tells earlier story = Torah o Story begins with Abraham From Mesopotamia (Ur) Lived around 1800 BC (Han’s time) Semitic Left Mesopotamia following orders of Yahweh. Yahweh told Abraham to go the Promised Land (Canaan) Early Hebrews followed monolitry (believe in many gods but one most important – gradually worked way to monotheism) o Shifted to monotheism o Only monotheistic civilization in ancient world o Led people to think all other gods were false gods, demons (so it’s hard to get along with others) o Yahweh told them to stay away from false gods II. Genesis God created out of nothing. God said creation was good.
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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1-28-08 - History 1001 January 28, 2008 Ancient Hebrews...

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