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What is scripture?
According to Wilferd Cantwell Smith, it is any religious text given authority by man as sacred.
Describe the top down theory.
The theory that says God literally gave scripture to man.
What happened in 722 B.C.E.?
Assyria conquers the N. Kingdom and exiles the Jewish population.
What happened in 587 B.C.E.?
The Babylonians defeated the Assyrians and the S. Kingdom, exile the elite, destroy the temple. and the arc of the covenant.
What happened in 539 B.C.E.?
The Persians defeat the Babylonians, restore the Jews and their temple---> Cyrus is announced as the earthly Messiah.