Lecture_8 - 5/10/10 Chapter 8: pagan cults, Judaism, and...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/10/10 Chapter 8: pagan cults, Judaism,  and the Rise of Christianity Mr. Larry Johnson, Jr. 
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5/10/10 Points of Humanistic inquiry Pagan Cults Mysteries Mithraism  Neo-Platonism The Israelites and Judaism  The Hebrew Bible and Dead Sea Scrolls The Ten Commandments Moses The Arc of the Covenant  The birth of Jesus Christ  The New Testament 
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5/10/10 Romans worshipped and took part in various ritual practices.  Chapter 7 informs the reader that Romans were syncretistic  (employing various religious approaches).  Cults- What are they? What did one gain from participation in cults and are  their any cults present day? Mysteries- Were only available to the initiate. For example, Fraternities , Sororities,  Masons, Eastern Stars, etcetera.  Eleusinian Mystery-celebrated the honor of the Demeter (goddess of  agriculture) and Persephone. Orphism-legendary musician torn to pieces by Maenids (female followers  of Dionysos)  Mithraism
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5/10/10 Israelites and Judaism  Judaism is believed to have existed 4000 years.  The Hebrew Bible begins: “In the beginning God created the  heaven and the earth.”  The word Judaism refers to the belief system of the Hebrews. The word Israelites refers to the inhabitants of Israel. In 8c. Israelites became monotheistic-they believe Yahweh  (Jehovah) was the one true God.  Prophecy-was very important of the Hebrew people-this is  reflected in writings of Isaiah and others.  What was the purpose of prophecy during this time and is  its meaning the same today?  The first biblical figure known the Jews is Abraham. 
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5/10/10 Hebrew Bible and Dead Sea Scrolls There are 3 main parts to the Hebrew Bible-the Torah, the  Prophets and the Writings. First Five: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy-make  up the Torah (the Law or Pentateuch)-begins with the Creation and  the Fall of man, and concludes with the early history or the Jews.  Book of the Prophets-Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings.  Later Prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, 
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course HUMANITIES hum 1101 taught by Professor Dr.asededdof during the Spring '10 term at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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