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Unformatted text preview: 3-13-08made the setting for the world of jesus will be in (context)721 bce / norther kingdom of palenstine was overthrown by the assyrians587-586 bce / southern kingdom/judah was conquered by babylonia539 bce / persians conquered babylonians and jews set freeAlexander the Great 323 bceconquers persiansspread greek culture (hellenism)deathempire divide by 3 generalsptolemy/egyptseleucids/syriatook control of judea from ptolemy 198 bceAntiochus Epiphones (syrian monarch in charge of judea)all subjects/people under syrian control...adopt greek culture (hellinization, ie Jewish people in palenstine)made it illegal for jews to circumsize and maintain their boys, jewish identity turning their temple into jewish sanctuary, made them make sacrafices for pagan godsrevolt broke outmaccabean revolt (2nd cent)family of jewish priest known as macabeansname from great leader Judas Maccabeas "the hammer"anscestor named Hasmoneans...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course RELIGION 202 taught by Professor Wallace during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08