The Makers and Teachers of Judaism eBook

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

I Mac. 2, Dan. 7:1-27, 12:1-3.

I. The Uprising Led by Mattathias.—­II.  Party of the Hasideans or Pious.—­
III.  Date of the Visions in Daniel 7-12.—­IV.  Their Real Character and
Aim.—­V.  The Four Heathen Kingdoms and the Kingdom of God.

Section CX.  THE VICTORIES THAT GAVE THE JEWS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

I Mac. 3:1-43,46-60, 4.

I. The Character of Judas.—­II.  Obstacles against which Judas Contended.—­ III.  Defeat of Apollonius and Seron.—­IV.  The Battle of Emmaus.—­V.  The Battle at Bethsura.—­VI.  Restoration of the Temple Service.—­VII.  The New Spirit in Judaism.

Section CXI.  THE LONG CONTEST FOR POLITICAL INDEPENDENCE

I Mac. 5:1-23, 45, 54, 65-68, 63, 6:18-63, 7, 9:1-31, 10:1-21, 67-71, 74-76, 11:20-29.

I. The Political Situation.—­II.  The Jewish Attitude toward the Heathen Reflected in the Book of Esther.—­III.  Campaigns against the Neighboring Peoples.—­IV.  The Battle of Beth-zacharias.—­V.  Victories Over Nicanor.—­ VI.  The Death of Judas.—­VII.  Dissensions in the Syrian Court.—­ VIII.  Concessions to Jonathan.

Section CXII.  PEACE AND PROSPERITY UNDER SIMON

I Mac. 11:38-40, 54-56, 12:39-53, 13:1-11, 20-30, 33, 43-53, 14:16-18, 38-49, 4-15.

I. Capture and Death of Jonathan.—­II.  Character and Policy of Simon.—­ III.  His Conquests.—­IV.  His Authority.—­V.  Completion of the Psalter.—­ VI.  The Religious Life Reflected in the Later Psalms.

Section CXIII.  THE RULE OF JOHN HYRCANUS AND ARISTOBULUS

I Mac. 16:11-22, Jos.  Jew.  War, I, 2:3c-4b, 4d, 5, 6, Jos.  Ant.  XIII, 9:1d, e, Jos.  Jew.  War, I, 2:7a, b, Jos.  Ant.  XIII, 10:5, 6a, c, 7, 11:1a-c, 3a, 3e.

I. Murder of Simon.—­II.  The Syrian Invasion.—­III.  John’s Military Policy and Conquests.—­IV.  The Break with the Pharisees.—­V.  The Reign of Aristobulus.

Section CXIV THE PHARISEES, SADDUCEES, AND ESSENES

Jos.  Ant.  XVIII, 1:2, 3a-c, 3d, 4a, b, 5a, b, Jos.  Jew.  War, ii, 8:2-8, 9a-c, 10b, c, 11b, 12.

I. Influences that Gave Rise to the Jewish Parties.—­II.  Character and Beliefs of the Pharisees.—­III.  Of the Sadducees.—­IV.  Of the Essenes.

Section CXV.  THE LIFE AND FAITH OF THE JEWS OF THE DISPERSION

Jos.  Ant.  XII, 3:1a, vii, 3:3a, b, 10:2d-3e, XIII, 10:4, Wisd.  Of Sol. 6:12-16, 7:25-8:1, 7, 1:1-8, 12-15, 2:23-3:1, 5:15, 16, 11:24-12:2, 15:1-3.

I. Conditions of the Jews in Antioch and Asia Minor.—­II.  In Egypt.—­ III.  The Jewish Temple at Leontopolis.—­IV.  Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek.—­V.  Apologetic Jewish Writings.—­VI.  The Wisdom of Solomon.—­VII.  Its Important Teachings.

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