03 Religious Background pp 30-37

03 Religious Background pp 30-37 - SETTING:Religious1

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    SETTING: Religious 1 The Law: 1 st  fundamental institution Books of Moses = Torah Prophets Writings, especially the Psalms Pharisees interpreters: Oral Torah Later rabbis; Mishnah and Talmud Scribes also interpreters but not  necessarily all Pharisees
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    SETTING: Religions 2 Temple: 2 nd  fundamental institution Priests: 24 divisions, each a week Levites: other Temple personnel Teachers: taught in the Temple Place of sacrifice and prayer Synagogue Meeting place for prayer, especially on the  Sabbath, and instruction in the law, reading of the  sacred scriptures
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    SETTING: Religious 3 Festivals Pilgrimage festivals at the Temple in  Jerusalem Passover, Tabernacles or Booths, Pentecost John’s Gospel also mentions Dedication or  Hanukkah
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    SETTING: Religious 4 Sects and parties Pharisees The principal teachers of and observers of the written 
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