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THEO 1088 Lecture 4: JAN27_THEO100206_WALTON

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THEO 1088

Friday, January 27, 2017 Roman Rule and Greco Roman Philosophy Lecture 5 comparing the bible to philosophical movements of the time timeline of greco roman events (look up second temple period) Hasmonean Dynasty maccabean rulers made themselves king AND high priest not supposed to be both (king is supposed to be subordinate to the torah, descendants of aaron are the priests) establishment of kinghigh preist create s conflicts QUMRAN community may have started due to conflicts within these matters (didnt like that they were king and high priest) broke off as separatists references: teachers of righteousness (their leader) wicked priest (possibly a reference to hasmonean rulers) rules of their community are very different remote and isolated settlements near the dead sea possibly inhabited by the Essene community keep the dead sea scrolls kept many documents except the book of esther scrolls and texts are very important for text criticism many groups within judea believed they were the true descendants of the nation conflicts made Judea vulnerable to conquest 63 BCE under general POMPEY 1
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