Judaism 2 - RLG Monday, September 28, 2009 2nd century...

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RLG Monday, September 28, 2009 2nd century Isreal - selucids, temple was flled with greek idols/ divine beings 167 BCE - Maccabean revolt - selucids against jews, overthrowing rulers in an isolated area and creating a semi-autonomous state, temple was taken back and idols were removed - this relates to Hanukkah - only enough oil to burn For one night, but rules oF purifcation say it needs to burn For eight, and it does The threat oF outside Forces doesn ʼ t go away - next comes the Roman Empire Take over Judah, rename it palestine (not like today ʼ s palestine) remember: aFter the temple went away people had to learn to selF sustain their religion - synagogue split in jewish leadership: sadducees (didn ʼ t give emphasis to all works oF law) and pharisees (gave emphasis to ALL judaic law, Forerunners torabbis) - the temple priests/ elite oF the jewish leadership - closest to the Romans esseins? - developed theology with “emphasis on the end” - dead sea scrolls linked to this community once the romans came in they held up For a while and ended up committing mass suicide zealots - violently opposed to the Romans but they stayed anyways, engaged in gorilla warFare (annoy the Romans), believed in the coming oF the new age For the kingdom oF Israel, called For the returning oF the Messiah - had to leave jesus came & died romans destroyed the second temple - From now on it is post-temple judaism
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