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Greeks - Greek Civilization April 6 9 2010 Migrations came...

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Greek Civilization April 6 - 9, 2010
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Movements of peoples changed history of area Migrations came ~ 2000 B.C. Indo-European languages spread throughout Europe, India, Near East Created Hittite Empire ~ 1750-1180 BC Assimilated other cultures
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Hittite Empire (1750-1180 BCE)
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Neighbors of Egyptians and Mesopotamians included Hebrews All were descendants of Abraham Went to Egypt as slaves Moses led them out of Egypt (Exodus) – experience that became common basis for rest of their history as a people Thought they were guided by a “pillar of light”
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Rise & Fall of Early Hebrew Kingdom Created united kingdom (c. 1200 B.C.) with capital at Jerusalem, where Solomon built temple – creating idea of a special place given to them by God 586 to 516 BCE: “Babylonian Captivity
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Hebrew Borrowing of Sumerian, Egyptian Culture Enki & Enlil of Epic of Gilgamesh resemble “Yahweh” god Told stories of non-human “giants” producing offspring with human women Priests studied “Kabbalah” mystic philosophy similar to Sumerian mysticism Transmitted to Abraham? Learned during Babylonian Exile? Later popular among Freemasons
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Genesis 6:1 on the “Nephilim” Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were
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