The Hebrews and Monotheism

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The Hebrews and Monotheism Timeline: c.3000-0. Terms: -Old Testament -Hebrews The Hebrew World They speak a different language, different customs (Ur), male leaders migrate to Palestine (today is Jerusalem). Abraham looking for new opportunities, in 1500 Hebrew people move to Egypt, number of Hebrews grow. Pharaohs grow uncomfortable with this subgroup. Hebrews claim to be enslaved. Mt. Sinai- The Forming of a Covenant 1200, Hebrews stop here and form a covenant (contract). This involves the 10 commandments, committed to one god, organize their society around that concept,
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Unformatted text preview: express desire to remain culturally distinct. The Law (old testament) is made, very similar to Hammurabi’s code. How it was translated 1940 the dead sea scrolls were found. Historical Legacies of Hebrew Religion 1.monothesism 2.emphasis on social justice 3.human universalism 4.religious individualism-Judaism The Jewish Diaspora 1200 -Monotheism _Religious Free Will Primary (a first hand account, can be a letter, newspaper, diary entry; closest source we have, biased, can be factually incorrect/bigoted. Ex: old testament ) Secondary sources (piece non fiction)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course HIST 007 taught by Professor Swanson during the Fall '11 term at George Mason.

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