Judaism - Judaism Who is a Jew? Where is his identity...

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Judaism Who is a Jew? Where is his identity located? Jude: one who comes from Judea; an identity in terms of land and region. Israel: name given to Jacob; means one who strives with God. It is religious identity Hebrew: the people and the language speak. 1. Most probably the word ‘Hebrew’ comes from the word ‘Apiru’ from Phoenician language, meaning ‘the one who rides caravans’; nomadic people I. Background in the development of Judaic thought A. Proceeding Judaism, we have the Near Eastern Religions which comprise Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Egyptian religions. They seem to have influenced the development of Judaic thought historically. 1. The Near Eastern Religions polytheistic, but try to conceive of one highest God (i.e. Marduk in the Babylonian religion) a. Apsu (sweet waters) b. Ti’amat (salty waters) c. Mumy (mist) 2. They try to conceive of heaven and hell idea of reward and punishment 3. We find a parallel Myth of Flood to the Hebrew Bible story of Noah. But, it is Judaism
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2011 for the course REL 2300 taught by Professor Kassim during the Summer '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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