03.06.08 - Intertestament Period

03.06.08 - Intertestament Period - Two Worlds Hellenism...

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3/6/08 Moving Toward The New Testament Two Worlds Hellenism Judaism Between the Testaments Texts - Apocrypha (hidden) or Deuterocanon (2 nd canon) o Not agreed on authoritative o Agreed on importance for understanding between the Old and New Testaments Persia Period 539-332 BCE - Aramaic replaced Hebrew as the primary language that was spoken - Monotheism – - Priesthood as dominant leadership - Centrality of Temple keeps Jerusalem important - Diaspora is still in play - Messianic Hope develops – look and act like David The World of Alexander the Great Ptolemaic and Seleucid Hellenism - Alexander the Great reigned from 332 until 323 BCE - Ptolemaic Period: 320-1198 BCE - Septuagint – 70 scholars translated - Pentateuch – Mid 700s - Seleucids Period lasted from 198-167 BCE - Antiochus IV (Epiphanies – god’s manifest) - 2 nd Maccabees – pushed mother and child off cliff for circumcision Hasidim Resistance to effort to destroy religion, all about remaining faithful - 2 nd Maccabees 7 – Swine eating by Jews
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