Book notes - Book notes Chapter 13 Judaism in its Early Phases Introduction o o o o One theme dominates the Jewish religion there is a single

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Book notes Chapter 13 – Judaism in its Early Phases Introduction o One theme dominates the Jewish religion: there is a single, righteous God at work in the social and natural order. o Hebrew Scriptures are a record of their nations history. o They wrote religious history, not secular history. o Hebrew Scriptures are known as the Old Testament and are regarded as “Gods Word.” They are accepted as standard text of faith among believers. Considered to be Revelation of the will of God to all humankind. The writings were gathered together at a synod of rabbis in Palestine in 90 C.E. Some books were rejected The Religion of the Pre-Abrahamic Tribes o Biblical Hebrews origins can be traced to the Syro-Arabian desert. They were among the same group of peoples who spoke the Semitic languages. o Each tribe lived to itself and was ruled by its own single elder or patriarch called shaykh.
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2010 for the course PHL 111 taught by Professor Eskridge during the Spring '10 term at Community College of Allegheny County.

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