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Lecture #4 - Babylon and the Assyrian Empire

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG202H5
Professor
Rachel Urowitz
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 4Babylon and the Assyrian EmpireThe New Assyrian Empire until 612 BCNorthern site of Tigris and Euphrates RiversGeneral reference point in modern time is Iraqentered IsraelCanaan but lost controlforeign dominationAssyrian gods brought into domination polytheismthWeakening of Assyrian kingdom at end of 7 century brought about a nationalistic revival in JudahDeuteronomy found in the Temple of Jerusalem reminding Jews of their covenant with Godmade incursions down into the South nationalistic feelingsJews wanted new revised belief in God againreforms came under time of King Josiahreigned from 640609 BCEWhen Deuteronomy book was written perhapsPriestly code part of Exodus and Leviticus we
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