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Charles Foster Kent
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 390 pages of information about The Makers and Teachers of Judaism.

THE EXILE AND REVIVAL OF THE JUDEAN COMMUNITY

Section xciThe Jews in Palestine and Egypt

Lam. 2:1-10, 5:1-18, Jer. 43:3-12, 44:1-14, 28.

I. The Significance of the Destruction of the Hebrew State.—­II.  The Book of Lamentations.—­III.  Authorship and Date of the Book.—­IV.  Its Real Character.—­Numbers and Fortunes of the Jews Who Remained in Palestine.—­ VI.  Fortunes of the Jews in Egypt.—­VII.  The Jewish Colony at Elephantine.  —­VIII.  The Temple of Jahu at Elephantine.

Section xciiEzekiel’s message to his scattered countrymen.

Ezek. 37, 40:1, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21b, 44-47, 41:1-8a, 43:1-9, 44:9-16, 23, 24, 45:1-8.

I. The Home of the Exiles in Babylon.—­II.  Their New Conditions and Occupations.—­III.  Their Religious Life.  IV.  The Prophecies of Ezekiel.—­

V. The Resurrection of the Dead Nation.—­VI.  The Divine Shepherd.—­ VII.  Ezekiel’s Plan of the Restored Temple.

Section XCIII.  THE CLOSING YEARS OF THE BABYLONIAN RULE

II Kings 25:27-30, Isa. 9:1-7, 11:1-10, 13:2-4, 11, 17, 18b, 19-22, Ezra 6:3-5, 5:14, 15, 1:5-6, I Esdr. 5:4-6, Ezra 3:2-4, 6b.

I. The Transformation of the Jews into a Literary People.—­II.  The Literary Activity of the Babylonian Period.—­III.  The Holiness Code.—­ IV.  The Liberation of Jehoiachin and the Hopes of the Jews.—­V.  The Rule of Nabonidus.—­VII.  Rise and Conquests of Cyrus.—­VII.  His Capture of Babylon.—­VIII.  His Treatment of Conquered Peoples.

Section XCIV.  THE REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE

Hag. 1, 2, Ezra 5:3-6:14.

I. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah.—­II.  The Chronicler’s Conception of the Restoration.—­III.  Convulsions in the Persian Empire.—­IV.  Haggai’s Effective Addresses.—­V.  The Attempt to Stop the Rebuilding of the
Temple.—­VI.  The Significance of the Restoration of the Temple.

Section XCV.  ZECHARIAH’S VISIONS AND ENCOURAGING ADDRESSES

Zech. 1:7-4:6a, 11-14, 8b-10, 6:9-15, 7, 8:1-8.

I. Zechariah’s Ancestry and Point of View.—­II.  The Book of Zechariah. 
—­III.  Problems and Hopes of the Judean Community.—­IV.  Zechariah’s
Assurances of Jehovah’s Care.—­V.  Preparations for the Crowning of
Zerubbabel.—­VI.  Disappointment of these Patriotic Hopes.—­VII. 
Zechariah’s Later Exhortations and Predictions.

Section XCVI.  ISRAEL’S TRAINING AND DESTINY

Isa. 40:1-4, 6, 31, 41:1-4, 8-10, 42:1-7, 10-15, 22-28, 44:1-5.

I. The Seventy Years Following the Rebuilding of the Temple.—­
II.  Spiritual Forces in Judaism.—­III.  Evidences that Isaiah 40-66 Were
Written in Palestine.—­IV.  Their Probable Date.—­V.  Their Literary
Characteristics.—­VI.  Their Theme and Purpose.—­VII.  Reasons Why Jehovah
Will Restore His People.

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