1 and 2 Maccabees (2)

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STUDY GUIDE 1 and 2 Maccabees Read: Cultural Contexts: The Persian and Hellenistic Periods, Essays 514-519 T F All the Jewish exiles returned to Judah from Babylon as soon as Cyrus allowed it. T F When the exiles returned, there were a lot of farmers and peasants living in Judah who had never left. What was “Yehud”? What two groups of Jews were in conflict in Judah during the Persian period? Which biblical books were probably composed during the Persian period? What caused the Greeks to become interested in conquering Persia? Who was the Greek king and general who conquered Persia? How was the conquered territory divided and what effect did this have on Judah and Jerusalem? T F There were a few Jews in Hellenistic (Greek-speaking) Egypt, but they were a small community and produced no literature. T F Jews living during the Hellenistic period were influenced by Greek culture, history, and philosophy. Which books in the Old Testament and Apocrypha (Deutercanonicals) were written in the part of the Hellenistic world controlled by the Seleucids? Who was Judas Maccabeus?
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course REL 1310 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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