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Unit 02 Cultural Background Studies

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Unit 02 Cultural Background Studies

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02.01 People Groups

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Chapter 01 People Groups   02.01.00.A. CHRIST AND THE YOUNG CHILD by Carl Bloch. Saint Augustine once said that Jesus died for everyone of us, as if there was only one of us. His...

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02.01.01 Introduction

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02.01.01 Introduction.  The Holy Land in the first century consisted of several Jewish subgroups along with a variety of Gentile ethnic groups. The following definitions clarify p...

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02.01.02 Arabs (see Idumeans)

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02.01.02 Arabs (see Idumeans)

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2.01.03 Diaspora

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2.01.03 Diaspora. The term refers to Jews who were dispersed from their Holy Land, either forcefully or by free choice.[1]  So many Jews lived “abroad” that by the end of the ...

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02.01.04 Elder

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02.01.04 Elder. There are several definitions for the term elder, (presbuteros 4245) and there are corresponding variations of the Greek term,[1]   The older of two persons. &...

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02.01.05 Epicureans

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02.01.05 Epicureans The Epicureans were originally Greeks who followed the philosophy of life developed and taught by the Athenian teacher Epicurus (341-270 B.C.).  The purpose of...

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02.01.06 Essenes

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02.01.06 Essenes.  The origin of the Essenes has been a subject of debate among scholars, as some believe the group broke from the early Sadducees, while others believe the group ...

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02.01.07 Gentiles

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02.01.07 Gentiles. This term refers to any person who was not a Jew or a Samaritan.[1] It is from the Latin word genus meaning of the same birth or race, as well as from the Greek ...

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02.01.08 Greeks

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02.01.08 Greeks. The Greek culture had spread throughout the Mediterranean world during the three centuries before Christ, primarily because of the military victories of Alexander ...

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