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Romans conquer judea 63 BCE Romans respect indigenous gods, but expect the indigenous people to respect roman emporer’s personal gods. Other problems = dietary laws, circumcision, and monotheism Jewish religion got special legal rites; didn’t have to offer sacrifices to rome’s gods. When Christianity came into it’s own, especially through conversion, it lost the legal protection of Judaism Yhwh = king plus god Source of potential political problem, religious fervor causes uprising, so romans destroy temple in 70 AD Old priests overthrown 166 bce Total # of jews = 100,000… plus lots of change. 2/3 not in the groups Sadducees support zadok (name derived from zadok) Purity? Temple? Christianity? Pharasees(>6000ppl) priestly purity, applied it to lay-people. extend the temple, make temple practices into daily living most similar to Jesus’ teachings Sadducees(very few), mostly priests, priests with powerful political ties Priestly positions Opponents to early christianity Essences(4,000ppl) Temple is defiled by political takeover Must be purer than the temple
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Similar spiritual attitudes maybe? To early christians
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