Jan 22nd - involved in Greco-Roman cults IV. Emphases A....

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January 22, 2008 The Greco-Roman world I. Importance of Context A. Context is basic B. Examples 1. Words 2. Actions II. Historical background and key terms A. Greco-Roman world-geographical, and timeframe 300 bc-300ad (Alexander the Great) 356 b.c.-323 b.c B. Hellas- Greece 1. Hellenistic-adjective “greekified” 2. Hellenism-noun “greekification” C. Septuagint (LXX)-250/200 B.C. 70 Jewish Sages started the first 5 books of the Bible in Alexandria (Greek translation) D. Pax Romana- Roman Peace 69 b.c- 14 a.d. Caesar Augustus common language, common law, common coinage, common reign, common roads, spread of the Christian faith all made possible by the Pax Romana III. Pagans A. Non Jew-Non Christian B. Cult/cultus deorum-care or concern for the gods pagans were
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Unformatted text preview: involved in Greco-Roman cults IV. Emphases A. Polytheism (many gods) not Monotheism (one god) 1 st Cor. 8:4-6 B. Emphasized Tolerance not intolerance toward other beliefs, weren’t concerned with gamily values C. People were involved with periodic devotion not daily D. Emphases cultic acts not doctrine- not about ethics about sacrifices E. Present not the afterlife heaven was not a concern to them F. Imminence close at hands not far away their “gods” they were interacting with them all the time in the present (Pagans) not transcendence 1. God------Olympian gods----State gods----Local gods— Family gods----Hercules, Augustus, Plato Devine man----2. Stories- Appolonius of Tyanna...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BUSA/BIB 108/102 taught by Professor Lowery,ackerd during the Spring '08 term at Eastern.

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