Intertestamental History and Literature

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Intertestamental History and Literature Persian Empire 539-330 BC o Cyrus (539-530) o Darius I (522-486) Not on test o Xerxes I (=Anhasuerus) (486-465 o Artaxerxes I (465-424) Alexander the Great (356-323) Alexander’s conquests (333-323) Beginning of Hellenistic Age Empire of Alexander Diadochoi “The Successors” Ptolemy I – Egypt (including Palestine) Seleucus –Syria Seleucids gain control of Palestine in 198. Hellenization Greek Culture o Gymnasium (1 Macc 1:14-15) o Clothing, especially hats (2 Macc 4:12) o Stadium (2 Macc 4:14) Greek Language o Septuagint o Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical writings Apocrypha 1 Maccabees- historical account of the Jewish revolt against the Seleucids. 2 Maccabees- an expanded theological revision of the first seven chapters of 1 Maccabees. (a reinterpretation of 1 Macc) Narratives o Tobit o Judith o Additions to Daniel o Additions to Esther Baruch Wisdom Literature o Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)
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