The Makers and Teachers of Judaism eBook

Charles Foster Kent
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Section CIII.  THE JEWISH STATE DURING THE LAST CENTURY OF PERSIAN RULE

Ps. 36:5-10, Joel 2:1-29, Jos.  Ant.  XI, 7-8:2.

I. Prosperity of the Judean Community.—­II.  The Growth of the Psalter.—­ III.  The Prophecy of Joel.—­IV.  Hopes of the Jews.—­V.  Rule of the High Priests.—­VI.  The Date of the Samaritan Schism.—­VII.  Its Nature and Consequences.

THE GREEK AND MACCABEAN AGE

Section CIV.  The Jews under their Greek rulers

I Mac. 1:1-4, Jos.  Ant.  XI, 8:7a, e, XII, 1:1b-d, g-j, 2:1a, 5d, e, 4:1d-f, 2a-f, 3b, 4a-c, 5a-c. e, 6a, 3:3a, b, c-e.

I. Josephus’s Histories.—­II.  Alexander’s Conquests.—­III.  The Jews in Egypt and Alexandria.—­IV.  The Rule of the Ptolemies.—­V.  Fortunes of the Jews of Palestine.—­VI.  Conquest of Palestine by the Seleucids In 311 B.C.

Section CV.  THE WISE AND THEIR TEACHINGS

Prov. 1:2-6, 8:1-6, 13-27, 29-35, 13:14,20, 24:5, 12:10, 20:13, 23:16, 29-35, 29:20, 15:23, 19:11, 16:32, 23:36-28, 4:25-27, 14:15, 26:12, 27:2, 4:23, 11:6, 21:3, 15:1, 3:27, 14:21, 19:17, 25:21,22, 3:11,12, 1:5,6.

I. Structure and Authorship of the Book of Proverbs.—­II.  Date of the Different Collections.—­III.  The Wise in Israel’s Early History.—­ IV.  Their Prominence in the Greek Period.—­V.  Their Aims.—­VI.  Their Methods.—­VII.  Their Important Teachings.

Section CVI.  THE DIFFERENT CURRENTS OF THOUGHT IN JUDAISM DURING THE GREEK PERIOD

Ps. 19:7-14, 46, 22:27-30, Jonah 1, 2:1,10, 3, 4, Eccles. 1:12-18, 2:1-17, 24-26.

I. The Ritualists.—­II.  The Legalists.—­III.  The Disciples of the Prophets.—­IV.  The Date and Character of the Book of Jonah.—­V.  Its Teachings.—­VI.  The Book of Ecclesiastes.—­VII.  Koheleth’s Philosophy of Life.

Section CVII.  THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS THE SON OF SIRACH

B. Sir. 1:1-10, 2:1-9, 3:17-30, 4:2, 9, 10, 20-25, 28-31, 5:1-2, 6:2, 4-8, 14-16, 7:12, 13, 20-22, 28-30.

I. Date and Character of Jesus the Son of Sirach.—­II.  His Writings.—­ III.  The History of the Book.—­IV.  Its Picture of Jewish Life.—­V.  Rise of the Scribes.—­VI.  The Teachings of Ben Sira.

Section CVIII.  THE CAUSES OF THE MACCABEAN STRUGGLE

I Mac. 1:10-22,24-63.

I. The Character and Contents of I Maccabees.—­II.  Character and Contents of ii Maccabees.—­III.  Aggressive Character of Hellenic Culture.—­ IV.  Contrast between Hellenism and Judaism.—­V.  Apostasy of the Jews and Perfidy of the High Priests.—­VI.  Character of Antiochus Epiphanes.—­ VII.  His Policy toward the Jews.

Section CIX.  THE EFFECT OF PERSECUTION UPON THE JEWS

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