Religion Reading Notes Test 1

Religion Reading Notes Test 1 - ReadingNotes 01:52 Chapter1

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Reading Notes 01:52 Chapter 1 -3 different worlds of NT Christian Jewish Roman -The Persian Period (537-332 BCE) Jews ruled by high priest without Persian interruption o At this time synagogues emerged o Became focused on faithfulness to Torah -The Hellenist Period (332-167 BCE) Alexander the Great conquered and Palestine came under Greek rule Then after Alexander the Great died o Came part of Ptolemy’s  Empire centered in Egypt o Then became part of empire of Seleucids-power centered in Syria Antiochus IV Epiphomes persecuted the Jews -The Hasmonean Period (167-63 BCE) Maccabees led revolt against Antiochus o Won Pharisees and Sadducees o Jewish sects emerged
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-The Roman Period (63- 70 CE) Civil war among Jews o Left open for conquest by Romans o General Pompey annexed them in 63 BCE -Jewish Practices practiced circumcision kept the Sabbath observed dietary restrictions committed to certain standards o 10 Commandments other than these points, they were very diverse -Pharisees best known Jewish sects often seen as opponents of Jesus, narrow minded, and hypocrites o all their interpretations come from all God’s people should live without  sanctity “every house a temple, every table an altar, and every man a priest” Jesus had most in common with them o Why he has most arguments with them -Sadducees Most powerful Jewish group of the day o Not mentioned as much in NT
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Because centered in Jerusalem, while Jesus was in Galilee a lot Controlled temple system Dominated Sanhedrin -Essenes ascetic separatists connected to group that lived in desert at Qumran o preserved Dead Sea Scrolls Required o restricted diet o some commitment to celibacy o ritual baths o sacred meals engaged in messianic beliefs, apocalyptic ideas about judgment and divine  deliverance o no mention in NT no evidence they knew they existed -Zealots radical anti-Roman Jews o advocated armed rebellion against Roman forces Including  sicarii o Knife-wielding assassins who mingled in with crowds and stabbed Jews  suspected of collaborating with Romans Lead Jews into disastrous war against Rome (66-73 CE)
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o Not mentioned in NT Except of Simon the Zealot May mean he’s zealous o Probably appeared after Jesus -Herodians Political Jews who support dynasty of Herod o Mentioned in NT as collaborating with Pharisees to mess up Jesus-  politically  -Samaritans lived in Samaria (between Judea and Galilee) thought they were the true Israel o own Temple on Mt. Geriizim o didn’t accept any scripture but Pentateuch (first 5 books) had their own version of Pentateuch
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