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Religion Notes August 26, 2016 Babylonia (Now IraqoBeat up on Jews oPeople starting to hang on identity Hellenistic Period 336-63 BCoAlexander the Great His teacher was Aristotle Ruled a great area Lots of confusion oDifferent opinions oReligious and philosophical ideas are created Hellenistic Judaism Christianity Etc. When Alexander the Great died, his ruled land crumbled and cities started splitting oGreek was the language of trade The greatest Ptolemic ruler was Cleopatra The temple in Jerusalem was the most sacred place for the Jewish people oTaken 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 opeople said the same thing about New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hitJudan Maccabi oGot rid of Greek rule oCleansed the Temple oHanukkah was created Cleansing of temple Lighting of candles oJewish independence 142 BC Romans were invited by the Jews to helpoIn 63 BC the Romans marched to Jerusalem oThey appointed a government 3 major areas Idumea Sudea Sumaria
King Hared oJews had to give all their moneyoKing Hared pocketed some and the Romans were given some Christianity is starting oHave to be nice to the Romans or they’ll get squashed like the Jews did Geography for the New Testament oGalilee in the North o