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Unformatted text preview: Assyrians 8 th-9 th C BCE Syria and Palestine Absorbed N (Israel) and S (Judah) kingdoms 722 and 701 Babylonians end of 7 th Cen captured Jerusalem in 586 BCE Destroyed the temple Deported upper-class Jews Persian Empire 539-331 BCE Cyrus was well liked restored local religions; allowed exiled Jews to return; rebuilt the temple Cambyses- captured Egypt Daruis I extorts Jews w/tributes: 1 st gifts and then $; established Aramaic as language Xerxes No Israel nation at this time Before Alexander, Israel may have been used by others to refer to them, but it was generally a Sumaritan Cult Alexander/Greek Period 331-280 Primarily a Monarchy Diadochi Antigonous I, Seleucus I, Ptolemy I Jews werent necessarily resisting Hellenization mutual sharing of culture/customs Alexanders adoption of Persian ways (dress and prostration) was to unify. Jews especially disliked prostration Palestine became the battleground for Seleucid and Ptolemaic power struggle Ptolemaic Period 301-200 Peaceful times Zenon Papyri Tobias some Jews have tax and...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course RELI 4000 taught by Professor Coppins during the Spring '11 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Spring '11