A brief history of the intertestamental period j julius scott jr, jewish backgrounds of the new testament, (michigan: baker academic, 1995),78. Biblical literature - new testament history: the historical background of the new testament and its times must be viewed in conjunction with the jewish matrix from which it evolved and the hellenistic (greek cultural) world into which it expanded during a period of jewish religious propaganda. This survey of intertestamental judaism illuminates the customs and controversies that provide an essential background for understanding the new testament helpful charts, maps, and diagrams are incorporated throughout the text. Professor scott has provided students and pastors with a first-rate study of intertestamental judaism and how this period—its literature and institutions—serves as background for a better understanding of the new testament.
In episode 10 mottel discusses the 400 silent years--the inter-testamental period. Jewish backgrounds of the new testament [j julius jr scott] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this survey of intertestamental judaism illuminates the customs and controversies that provide essential background for understanding the new testament. Get this from a library customs and controversies : intertestamental jewish backgrounds of the new testament [j julius scott. Factions, groups and cults in the roman period historians seek to understand where jesus and his followers fit among other jewish factions at the time.
The background of the intertestamental period brief overview of israel and judah when the ancestors of israel entered into the promised land, ending their sojourn in the wilderness, they first were ruled by the prophets and high priests, then by appointed judges, and finally by kings. Although the history of the jews of the period between the end of the fifth century and the date of the hasmonean uprising is the least documented of any period of jewish history, these centuries have been shown to be an important transition period in the history of judaism. Special attention is given to the intertestamental period in addition, the roman and jewish backgrounds are discussed as the backdrop for understanding the old and new testaments.
The intertestamental period is the term protestants use whereas the deuterocanonical period is the term catholics and orthodox christians use these two terms describe the gap of time between the period covered by the hebrew bible and the period covered by the christian new testament — essentially, it covers roughly four hundred years. Lenell watson second temple jewish backgrounds prof schafer understanding the intertestamental period 3/18/17 in understanding, what happened between the end of malachi and the beginning of the gospels, (also known as the 400 silent years) the intertestamental period of the jewish history, its meaning, and what transpired during this time, is paramount in understanding the culture and. This great event of the intertestamental period took place in 165 bc it is celebrated by the jews each year in the feast of dedication or hanukkah the same feast is sometimes called the feast of lights and is mentioned in [ john 10:22 . Talk:intertestamental period its background and message by thomas d lea and david allan black jewish backgrounds of the new testament by j julius scott jr the.
Jewish intertestamental and early rabbinic literature 237 ii201-2, and ii211-2 berlin: de gruyter, 1979-1987 [anrw] helyer, larry r exploring jewish literature of the second temple period: a guide for. A number of changes or shifts took place regarding the jewish worldview during the intertestamental period first, due to the memory of the exile from 6th century bc, an emphasis on obedience to the law occurred (scott, 267. During the intertestamental period, also called the second temple period by some authors, the jews experienced cultural and environmental pressures which forced them apart and set the stage for the ministry of jesus the following is a brief summary of those pressures. The intertestamental period is the time between the testaments this period covers the time between the last old testament prophet and john the baptizing one this period is rich with history that helps us to understand the emergence of the religious sects, synagogues, and the kingdom of god.
Goals for this course: the main objective of this course is investigation of the conceptual world of the non-biblical jewish literature of the late second temple period and its formative value for early christian theology. There is an intertestamental calendar and festivals table that is an excellent resource about the biblical feaststhis period also saw the addition and alteration of some ot feasts the use of the sacred name is discussed. Intertestamental period and new testament background -page 2 from 320 to 198 bc, the jews were controlled by the egyptian ptolemaic empire a sizable jewish.
8 1 political background an overview of the intertestamental period f or centuries christian scholars have referred to the period from the last quarter of the fifth. The forthcoming study will explore a brief history of the intertestamental period, specifically, the grecian, ptolemaic, seleucid, maccabean, hasmonean and roman periods, and their respective ramifications for the jewish people and the land of palestine. This survey of intertestamental judaism illuminates the customs and controversies that provide essential background for understanding the new testament scott opens a door into the jewish world and literature leading up to the development of christianity he also offers an accessible overview of the. (1) our study of the intertestamental period begins with persia in control of the holy land and the jewish remnant that lived there the dates below mark the beginning of the reigns of those who follow the persians.