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Unformatted text preview: *opposed all things Roman; sicani= knife bearers; Most responsible in 66 CE for Jews to go into battle with Romans. 3. Sanhedrin – (70+1)-judges; Literally, “synod”=the ancient house council of Rabbis that met in Jerusalem and had supreme authority in all matters dealing with Jewish law. Jewish rulers; law: civil, criminal, religions The Social and Economic conditions in 1 st Cent. Palestine (pop. 500-600,000) • Principle crops= wheat and barley • Abundance of fruit, figs, dates, grapes • Sheparding (sheep/goat) • Jews at peak of population in 4 th Cent. 4 million • Hardly had any middle class, most people were poor • Wealth & poverty= extreme • Food= bread, vegetables, eating meat was a rare treat • Almost all homes made of stone (often times 2 story homes) • Slavery still existed, very expensive to buy slaves (men) • Gentiles, prisoners of war...
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2010 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.
- Spring '08
- The Bible