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Religion Notes August 26, 2016 Babylonia (Now Iraq o Beat up on Jews o People starting to hang on identity Hellenistic Period 336-63 BC o Alexander the Great His teacher was Aristotle Ruled a great area Lots of confusion o Different opinions o Religious and philosophical ideas are created Hellenistic Judaism Christianity Etc. When Alexander the Great died, his ruled land crumbled and cities started splitting o Greek was the language of trade The greatest Ptolemic ruler was Cleopatra The temple in Jerusalem was the most sacred place for the Jewish people o Taken over by Antiochus IV Allowed prostitution Slaughtered pigs Pigs sacred to Jews Put Zeus in the temple The Jewish people started to flee Jerusalem was conquered because the people were sinful o people said the same thing about New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit Judan Maccabi o Got rid of Greek rule o Cleansed the Temple o Hanukkah was created Cleansing of temple Lighting of candles o Jewish independence 142 BC Romans were invited by the Jews to help o In 63 BC the Romans marched to Jerusalem o They appointed a government 3 major areas Idumea Sudea Sumaria
King Hared o Jews had to give all their money o King Hared pocketed some and the Romans were given some Christianity is starting o Have to be nice to the Romans or they’ll get squashed like the Jews did Geography for the New Testament o Galilee in the North o

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