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Historical setting of the gospels

Babylonian period (586-538 BC)


Persian period (538-332 B.C)
Hellenistic Period (332-167 B.C)
Maccabean Period (167-63 B.C)
Roman Period (63 B.C-A.D 70 )
Babylonian Period
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Alexander the Great- Hellenization


Koine greek- lingua franca for eastern meditarranean
Ptolemies-captured Israel, Seleucids
Septuagint-primary text for Jews of the Diaspora-jews living in
the rest of the meditarannean world
5. aNTIOCHUS 111 defeated Egypt at the battle of paneion
6. Abomination of Desolation- Antiochus Epiphanes
7. Mattathias-Judas Maccabeus, the MACCABBES
8. Hanukkah-dedication- victory and recapture of Jerusalem temple
9. Jonathan-Simon-Hasmonean Dynasty
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Hasmonean dynasty- powesr sturggles amd political
intrigue
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Herod the Great, 37-4 BC
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Ceasar Augustus 31 BC
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Pax Romana