Unformatted text preview: 4) Describe the schism between the Samaritans and the Judeans. What are the similarities and differences between these two groups? 5) Describe Josephus’ account of Alexander the Great’s visit to Jerusalem. Why is this story legendary rather than historical? What immediate impact did Alexander’s conquest have on the Judeans? 6) What do we know about the translation of the Pentateuch into Greek, and why it is important? 7) Describe the story told in the Book of Tobit. What is its genre, when is it thought to have been composed, and what is the point (or points) of the story?...
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- Fall '11
- bible, Ezra, Judeans, STUDY ESSAY QUESTIONS