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January 30, 2012

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Sol Goldberg
Semester
Winter

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January 30 12 DiasporaDiasporaGreek word for dispersionBabylonian captivity 597532 BCESeen in Jeremiah Isaiah etc removal of homeland Adam and Evethe first Cane and AbelLife of exile JosephFulfilling his destiny in Egypt Other diasporas existed in other places Second temple periodPostexilic Periodcontinued over centuries over the MediterraneanFollowing Alexander the Greats conquestsGreeks and Macedonians conquered the middle eastPhiloJew living in Alexandriaknew about Greek philosophypresent Judaism in Greek philosophical termswrote to emperor Caligula about the Jewish persecutions especially in AlexandriaPhilo passageEverywhere in the habitable world we find JewsPositive evaluation to Jewish settlementsthe emperor benefits and his empire is benefited as wellBy the temple was destroyed in 70 CE by the Roman commander Titus Jews abroad far outnumbered those living in the homelandRelocated families remained in their new communitiesPsalms 137 Judean Creed and Jeremiah 295
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