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class 3 notes - CLASS 3 NOTES 8/26/08 1. No process of...

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CLASS 3 NOTES 8/26/08 1. No process of conversion if married into tribe o Marriage was form of conversion; worshipped god of Israel without hesitation North vs. South Israelite Style 1. After Solomon died (ca. 930) kingdom split o North→ Kingdom of Israel, capital at Samaria o South→ Kingdom of Judah, capital at Jerusalem 2. Still worshipped god of Israel at Temple Mount even after split 3. North and South didn't get along but Solomon kept together Inclusive Yahwism or Exclusive Yahwism 1. Differences between North and South hinges on their beliefs 2. Inclusive = even though god of Israel is patron god, ok to worship other god's too 3. Exclusive = god of Israel must be worshipped alone, not ok to worship with other gods 4. Biases of writers of the Hebrew Bible→ Southern bias o Pro-Judah, anti-Israel o Favored exclusive Yahwism over inclusive Yahwism o Favored centralization of cult vs. decentralization 5. Could only sacrifice and have temple on temple mount What do biases tell us about writers? 1. Centralization of cult placed religion in control of high priest in Jerusalem temple
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