RLG100Y1 Lecture #8

RLG100Y1 Lecture #8 - RLG100Y1- Oct 6/10 - 2nd invasion by...

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RLG100Y1- Oct 6/10 - 2 nd invasion by the Babylonians in Jedea 586 BCE (Babylonian exile) o (Jewish community exiled in their home country) o Crisis of confidence of God o Thought, “what have we done so wrong to be punished this way?” o Continued for 75 years or so o Triggered new development within Jewish practice Changes in the very nature of the tradition (practice) o Beginning of the phenomenon diaspora (Jewish community being dispersed outside their home land o Babylonians more modern than agricultural o With the loss of the temple; new traditions came to be Gathering in a space to study, for praying, sharing stories Ended up leading to a synagogue Hebrew more used for ritual and liturgy Interdiction b/w the community A yearning for a messiah (king) to help them (called messianism) Dark and creative period of thought (apolitical literature) apocalypticism o Cyrus (Persian ruler) takes over the Babylonians 528 BCE and welcomes the Jewish community to return and rebuild their temple
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RLG100Y1 Lecture #8 - RLG100Y1- Oct 6/10 - 2nd invasion by...

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