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RLGA02H3 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Talmud, Rabbinic Judaism, Oral Torah

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David Perley
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Part 1: Key Terms
(from textbook)
From the Greek for unveiling (the Latin equivalent is revelation) the final
battle between the forces of darkness and light expected at the end of time.
Apocalyptic literature flourished in the Hellenistic era.
Apocalypse in Latin means revelation and in Greek means unveiling. It refers
to the final battle between the forces of darkness and light that will happen
at the end of time. In Judaism, there is a belief that resurrection will come at
the end of the time where the world on the war between good and evil. Good
will win the fight and all people will be judged by God or Christ. Apocalyptic
literature is also known for the written record of the final judgement.
(from textbook)
Eschato means last and logy means study
Doctrine concerning the end of the age, from the Greek for study of the end.
Concerning the end of the time, or end of the world
Connected to Apocalypse and Apocalyptic literature
In Hebrew bible, it is the term for covenant, the special relationship between God and the
Jewish people and it is also the Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on
the eighth day of his life.
‘Dispersal, the Jewish world outside the land of ancient Israel; it began with
the Babylonian Exile, from which not all Jews returned
(notes from Lec 3):
Begins with jealously siblings sent Joseph, the favourite son of God and
Abraham, to Egypt as a slave, as a punishment of those siblings, God send
their offerings to Egypt as slaves
Jews no longer stay in their homeland. Abraham, the messenger from God
freed the slaves and brought them back to the promise land
(info from Wifi):
Babylonian Exile: According to the Hebrew Bible, there were three
deportations of Jews to Babylon: in 597 BCE, involving King Jeconiah and his
court and many others; in 587 BCE, of his successor King Zedekiah and the
rest of the people; and a possible deportation after the assassination of
Gedaliah, the Babylonian-appointed governor of Yehud Province, possibly in
582 BCE. The forced exile ended in 538 BCE after the fall of Babylon to the
Persian king Cyrus the Great, who gave the Jews permission to return to
Yehud province and to rebuild the Temple[1]; but most Jews chose to remain
in Babylon.
Babylonian Exile:
Destroy the temple, many Jews are taken the exile from Babylonian, 50 years
from 586-589BCE, the temple is destroyed, no public ritual and official people
like priest
In Babylonian, no temple, no worship, Jews put the worship and their
tradition into a book, Bible, Idea of Sinaguges: small places for people to
Jews negotiate their beliefs and beliefs they influences in front of them; by
Torah- written document, important: Babylonian Exile is essential for
survival; also help us to understand the oral traditions, oral and written
always go together
(theme of Exile):
Talking about disobedience
Jewish Context: God is angry and will punish them; God giving people second
Christian context: God punish us and wont give chances; waiting for someone
to save us. sacrifice
(From Textbook):
The migration of Hebrews from Egypt under the leadership of Moses,
understood in later Hebrew thought as marking the birth of the Israelite
(Notes from Lec 4):
Ancient symbol of Judaism
Contain 7 candleistic holders
It is a Temple Symbol
(Info from Wiki):
A seven-branched candelabrum used in the ancient Tabernacle in the desert
and Temple in Jerusalem, a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and the
emblem of the modern state of Israel.
(From textbook):
The seven-branched candle stick, a Jewish symbol since ancient times, well
before the widespread adoption of the six-pointed star; the nine branched
menorah used at Hanukkah is sometimes caked a hanukiah
(notes from Lec 3):
Some ways, God build Pharaoh to fail, it gets us to think that do we have
freewill, examples of people making choices and people that have no choices
Last warning from Moses/God; Pharaoh did not listen, God tell Moses to
spread lamp blood on Hebrew peoples door(as a sign avoiding killing of the
first-born babies), and the angel of death will avoid them, and only to kill first
born sons of Egyptian family
Messenger of death
God sends out the Angel of death to do the nasty job
Early Hebrew bible, has no evil or good, nasty things are done by God
God kills first born son of Egypt, Pharaoh allows them to leave and chases
them again, finally they are free