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Answer the following questions: 1. Which event in the history of Judaism is referred to as the Exodus? The release of the Jewish people from Egyptian slavery. 2. What event in the Jewish history is referred to as the Babylonian Exile? The Babylonian empire under the rule of Nebuchadnezzer in 612 BCE captured Jerusalem capital of southern kingdom of Judah. 3. What are three stages of development that one can detect within the Biblical prophetic tradition? Prophetic guilds, learn about prophets individually, writing prophets 4. Who was Cyrus, and why is this figure important for the history of Judaism? He was the king of Persia who conquered Babylon in 538 BCE and let the exiled people return to Judah. . 5. What is Zoroastrianism? The ancient religion of Persia. Why is it important for the history of Judaism? It influenced Judaism after their return to Judah by suggesting the idea of an eternal good and a deep evil and a final judgement.
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Unformatted text preview: 6. What is a Synagogue? A place of worship where the exiled or dispersed Jews could discuss and practice religion. 7. Who are rabbis? They are priests who interpret the books of Judaism. How are they different from priests? They are teachers and interpret the books of Judaism as to how one can live according to the covenant made with God. 8. What is the Tanakh? Hebrew bible 9. What is the Talmud? Is the part of the Tanakh that contains the laws of how people are to live. 10. Who was Moses Mendelssohn? Why is he important for the history of Judaism? Jewish philosopher who is accredited with bringing about the Haskalah/renaissance in Judaism. 11. What are the three branches of modern Judaism? Orthodox, conservative and reform. 12. What are the four sources that contribute to the text of the Hebrew Bible according to the Documentary hypothesis? J source, E source, D source, and P source....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course RELIGION 001 taught by Professor Suchismitasen during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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