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Unformatted text preview: CLASS 5 NOTES 9/2/08 1. Who worships god of Israel vs. who follows the laws is the big concern with the restoration 2. Genealogical descent = who is a Jew o Comes from Babylonian Exile o No intermarriage o Account in Ezra 8:1 o List of families from exile o No tribal affiliation, no genealogy determines whether or not you're a Jew o Represents viewpoint of elite o Assyrians and Babylonians only sent elite into exile because they held the power and could have organized an uprising o Peasants remained behind and the descendents of these peasants were the ones still in Judah when the restoration happened • NOTE: AFTER 586 B.C. THE REGION IS REFFERED TO AS JUDEA NOT JUDAH ANYMORE o Conflict arose when elite was restored to Judah because the peasants had intermarried and now the lines of who was a Jew and who was not were blurred o Ezra 9:9-11 explains the decision - peasants must get rid of their foreign wives if they wished to continue to worship god of Israel The Samaritans 1. Claimed descent from the old Joseph tribes of the north (Ephraim and Manasseh)1....
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