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By Leo Duprée Sandgren

The learn of Jewish/Christian heritage in antiquity is experiencing a renaissance. Textual witnesses and archaeological websites are being reevaluated and revisited. for this reason, writer Sandgren asserts, the connection among Jews and Christians has shifted from a "mother/daughter" paradigm to 1 larger defined as "siblings." spotting that Judaism and Christianity are what they're due to one another and weren't shaped in isolation, Sandgren offers readers and researchers with a accomplished generation-by-generation political heritage of the Jews--from the autumn of the 1st Temple and the Babylonian Exile throughout the upward thrust of Christianity out of Judaism--to the conquest of Jerusalem by means of Muslim Arabs and the increase of Christianity out of Judaism, to the purpose the place either are totally outlined opposed to one another at the beginning of the center a while. With an excellent topic index and a powerful chronological framework, this publication is a handy reference paintings to this prolonged interval of antiquity, with enough "bookends" of heritage to teach the place it all started and the way it ends. employing quite a few modern stories in addition to frequently overlooked classics, Sandgren completely develops the concept that of "the humans of God" and the middle ideology at the back of Jewish and Christian self-definition. A prepared source for either scholars and students, pastors and laypeople, this available reference additionally features a bibliography and an historical assets index in addition to a CD. The connected CD may have the complete publication as a searchable PDF in addition to an inventory of names of emperors, rabbis, and church fathers.

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If the birth of the Jewish covenant people may be laid in the lap of a single person, this must be Jeremiah (ca. 640–560). Around the year that Josiah came to the throne of Judah, Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah, a priest of the lineage of Abiathar, was born in Anathoth, a village surrounded by almond groves set on a hill a half hour’s walk northeast of Jerusalem. By his own testimony, he believed Yahweh called him from the womb to be a prophet. ” But Yahweh replied, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child,’ for you must go to all to whom I send you and say whatever I command you.

The people of the land, however, rose up against the coup d’état, executed the assassins, and made his young son Josiah king. 5 The kingdom Josiah inherited had been a vassal kingdom to Assyria since the days of his great-grandfather Hezekiah. With the fall of the northern kingdom of Israel, Jerusalem became the central place of worship not only of Yahweh but also for all the many cults that flourished in Judah. The population of Judah swelled with refugees from the north and reached perhaps 100,000.

The 28 chapters are divided into six parts, at the end of which we pause to review a synthesis of the religious development during the previous years, and offer analysis of the developments. The six centuries of the ancestry period of Jews and Christians are covered in the first two parts; then we begin the narrative of Jews and Christians over the next six centuries. The synthesis of the first six centuries describes the foundation context for the next six centuries in which Judaism and Christianity emerge.

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