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  • Rise Of Judaism Essay

    Nehemiah, a Persian official, helped the Jews rebuild the city of Jerusalem. Ezra was a scribe and priest. They sympathized with the Jews in Judah who strayed from traditional worship, contributed in reforming, reorganize the Jews. Ezra collected essential traditional and sacred writings in the Torah or the first five books…

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  • Flavius Josephus Analysis

    The destruction of the Jewish temple and the subsequent destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans around 70 C.E. is a significant part of the saga of the Jewish people. The destruction of this famous cultural city and its renowned temple had extreme and far fetching consequences for not only the inhabitants of the city but to all Jewish culture. When examining the causation of this destruction historians turn to one of the most important primary sources of the event the historian Flavius Josephus.…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of King David And Solomon

    His son and successor Solomon is most noted for advancing David’s kingdom and for building the First Temple. In fact, according to Abba Eban (1999), author of over half a dozen historical reference books on Jewish history as well as the PBS television series “Civilization and the Jews,” “Solomon’s Temple was the crowning glory of a building program that rivaled those of the Pharaohs” (p. 50). Archaeologists claim to have found remnants of Solomon’s Temple as well in the form of a tablet dated…

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  • Essay On Saul Of Tarsus

    Sanhedrin court, which was made up of seventy Jewish men and was presided over by the High Priest. Both Pharisees and Sadducees served on the Sanhedrin. This court can only be traced back to about 200 B.C.; yet, it likely had its beginning as the Jerusalem city council during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah; about 430 B.C.. The Sanhedrin, with the approval of the Roman government, had all authority over the Jews, including the death sentence; however, only the Roman government could execute…

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  • Dome Of The Rock Essay

    Temple Mount (Grabar 38). In early Islamic Jerusalem, the small Jewish population of the city was once permitted to pray at the site (Peters 194). After the construction of the Dome of the Rock, however, the atmosphere of the area changed (Peters 194). Jews who were temporarily allowed to enter the Temple Mount area as…

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  • Yahwistic Cultic Practices

    northern Kingdom of Israel, Judah had to prepare for an Assyrian annexation and tried to differentiate itself from their northern neighbors. In order to do so King Hezekiah and King Josiah both created religious reforms attempting to centralize the Jerusalem cultic practice and unite the people against both Assyrian and Babylonian aggression. High places became an easy target in the reforms of both kings. A high place is an elevated cultic installation where religious rites were performed.…

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  • The Seljuk Turks In Ancient Greece

    Manzikert, the Byzantine army battled the Seljuk Turks. Romanus IV, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire, was killed and his army obliterated. The Turks expanded their empire into Anatolia, Syria, Jerusalem, and throughout the Holy Land. Turkish zealots prevented Christian pilgrims from visiting Jerusalem and other places Christians considered sacred. (Acrobatiq, 2014) Alexius I Comnenus, the emperor of Greece, was very troubled by the expeditious expansion of the Muslim Turks and…

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  • Eichmann In Jerusalem Summary

    The book; Eichmann in Jerusalem: A report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt presents the various irregularities of authority and procedures to render a legal judgment in the trail of Eichmann. Moreover, in this paper, I will be discussing the question of whether justice was attainable in the case Adolf Eichmann, also, I will further examine and outline the strengths and limitations of achieving justice in such cases. As well as outline the meaning of the phrase “Banality of evil”. Lastly…

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  • Military Campaigns: The Crusades

    were fighting for Jesus to claim back his holy place of birth. However, the Muslims had it in their mind that they were defending THEIR land and the Christians were invaders. As a result, in 1099, when these Christian and Muslim armies collided in Jerusalem, it…

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  • Essay On Paul

    A few years after Christ, Paul was born to a family of Jews in the City of Tarsus. His parents were both of Jewish lineage, resulting in his practicing of Judaism in his adolescence. During his schooling, Gamaliel, a Pharisee in Jerusalem, was Paul’s teacher. Paul spent his childhood learning to convert all followers of other faiths to Judaism using any means necessary. The occasional quotes from Greek poets in Paul’s writings allude that Paul also learned Greek and other languages from Gamaliel…

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