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STUDY ESSAY QUESTIONS FOR RELI 106 – MID-TERM EXAMINATION I 1) In what ways were the ancient Israelites’ concept of and cult to the God of Israel similar to and different from the ways that other ancient peoples of the Mediterranean world and Near East conceived of and worshiped their national god(s)? 2) Compare and contrast the policies of the Assyrians and Babylonians regarding conquered peoples with those of the Persians – and in particular, their effect on the inhabitants of Israel and Judah. What were the reasons for these different policies, and were they effective?
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Unformatted text preview: 3) What are the biases of the writers/editors of the Hebrew Bible and how are they expressed in the biblical text? 4) Who was Ezra and who was Nehemiah, and what did they accomplish in Jerusalem? Why did Ezra oppose intermarriage? 5) Describe the components of the documentary hypothesis and at least one example of a biblical text that shows evidence of it. 6) Describe the schism between the Samaritans and the Judeans. What are the similarities and differences between these two groups?...
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