Religion Assignmnet

Religion Assignmnet

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  • Take the Israelite's to the Promised Land
  • As your judge, I recommend Saul to be your new King
  • The meaning of patriarch is the male leader of a tribal group and they are responsible for their survival. The patriarchs were Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, they were all chosen by god. Abraham was chosen when god told him that he would help through all his problems if he was loyal and his people also followed. Than Abraham 's son Isaac who was supposed to die because God was testing Abraham's loyalty by commanding to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering. Isaac united with his father, before he got sacrificed an angel sent from God stopped it. After Isaac was Jacob and his 12 sons.
  • God told Moses to lead the Israelite's from the land of Egypt. It took about 40 years of wandering deserts to find the land where Abraham and his tribes lived in which was known as Canaan. Moses died before seeing the promised land making Joshua take over bringing the Israelite's into Canaan.  When they arrived, there were other people known as the Canaanites. The Israelite's believe it was God's will to conquer the Canaanites, Joshua led them to a battle and the land was divided in 12 sections, each section representing Jacob's son. The 12 tribes became known as the original promises(ten commandments)
  • We are the Zealots and we want to help you gain independance
  • The Israelite's wanted a king , Samuel an old judge recommended Saul making him the King. While he was king the 12 tribes were divided,the ten northern tribes known as Israel and the two southern tribes were called Judah.  After the death of Saul, Jonathan took over and was murdered.  David took over as King and united the 12 tribes, and he led the Israel in defeating the Philistines. After a few years the tribes were divided again than in 721 B.C.E Israel was destroyed than the southern tribe was also destroyed. 
  • This is our land, we are the Romans!
  • Alexander the Great was twenty three years old when he became the King of Macedonia. He had conquered much of the Mediterranean world, after the death the conquered land was divided among the leading Generals of his army. Palestine was divided between two Greek generals who didn't share the same thoughts. The two men dominated Palestine for 150 year, one of the generals was based in Syria and the other was Egypt. Jewish life was rarely interfered because of the distance between Egypt and Palestine.
  • The Romans defeated Syrian Greeks in a naval battle and demanded money as their reward. The Zealots wanted to help the Jews become independent and break away from the Greek rules,there plan was to form a rebellion. This was a bad timing because the Greeks were still upset due to their loss and took it out on the Jews by destroying their beloved temple and replaced it with an altar. This was disrespect for the Jews, In 142 B.C.E the Greeks had granted complete freedom to Israel.
  • Jewish Independence lasted for about 100 years before the Romans took control of the land. Herod worked for the Roman empire, after his death, his three sons took over. One of the sons were given control of the Northeast region of Palestine, the second son was given control of Galilee and Perea, the third son was the worst but he got Judea,Samaria and Idumea. The Jew were living under Roman rules, the idea of a Messiah had morphed into a might warrior-king:none who would overthrow the Romans and make the Jews mighty again.
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