By Leo Duprée Sandgren
The research of Jewish/Christian background in antiquity is experiencing a renaissance. Textual witnesses and archaeological websites are being reevaluated and revisited. accordingly, writer Sandgren asserts, the connection among Jews and Christians has shifted from a "mother/daughter" paradigm to 1 greater defined as "siblings." spotting that Judaism and Christianity are what they're as a result of one another and weren't shaped in isolation, Sandgren presents readers and researchers with a accomplished generation-by-generation political background of the Jews--from the autumn of the 1st Temple and the Babylonian Exile throughout the upward push of Christianity out of Judaism--to the conquest of Jerusalem by means of Muslim Arabs and the increase of Christianity out of Judaism, to the purpose the place either are absolutely outlined opposed to one another firstly of the center a while. With an exceptional topic index and a powerful chronological framework, this ebook is a handy reference paintings to this prolonged interval of antiquity, with enough "bookends" of background to teach the place it all started and the way it ends. using quite a few modern reviews in addition to frequently ignored classics, Sandgren completely develops the idea that of "the humans of God" and the center ideology in the back of Jewish and Christian self-definition. A prepared source for either scholars and students, pastors and laypeople, this obtainable reference additionally encompasses a bibliography and an historic resources index in addition to a CD. The hooked up CD could have the full publication as a searchable PDF in addition to a listing of names of emperors, rabbis, and church fathers.
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The account given in the book of Jeremiah implies of the administration of Gedaliah that his assassination occurred within a few months, that is, in October of the same year Jerusalem was destroyed. 48 The deportation recorded in Jeremiah would have been in reprisal for the murder of Nebuchadrezzar’s appointed governor of Judah. If so, the most plausible scenario is that Gedaliah’s administration lasted several years, and among the peasant Judaeans who remained, it marked a hopeful beginning for a renewal of the devastated land.
He ordered that the high 18 Vines Intertwined places around Jerusalem, ancient sites dedicated by King Solomon and devoted to Ashtoreth of the Sidonians, Chemosh of Moab, and Milcom of the Ammonites, should be destroyed and the places defiled with human bones, so the sacred space became useless. Josiah extended his reform north. He took control of Bethel in Samaria and destroyed the ancient rival shrine that had been reestablished under Assyrian auspices after the fall of the northern kingdom of Israel.
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