Shared September 2, 2009
Introduction to New Testament (RLST 152)
Of the four kingdoms that arose after Alexander's death, those of the Seleucids and the Ptolemies are most pertinent to an understanding of the New Testament. Especially important is the rule of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, who forced the issue of Hellenism in Jerusalem by profaning the temple. Jews were not alike in their reaction to Hellenization, but a revolt arose under the leadership of the Mattathias and his sons, who would rule in the Hasmonean Dynasty. After the spread of Roman rule, the Judea was under client kings and procurators until the Jewish War and the destruction of the temple in 70 CE. Revolt was only one Jewish response to foreign rule; another was apocalypticism, as we see in Daniel and also in the Jesus' teaching and the early Christian movement.
00:00 - Chapter 1. After Alexander: The Seleucids and the Ptolemies
07:02 - Chapter 2. The Jews, Hellenization, and the Maccabean Revolt
21:46 - Chapter 3. The "Prophecy" of Daniel
36:40 - Chapter 4. The Jewish War and the Destruction of the Temple
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses
This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
10. The Acts of the Apostles
What the world doesn't know about the Messiah - (Part 1/7) The Logical Foundation of Judaism
Christ in the Early Christian Tradition: Christ Against the Jews
443 Zoroaster Created Judeo Christian Religions
8. The Gospel of Thomas
WHO IS SATAN? He is not who you think he is.
3. The Greco-Roman World
How Jesus Became God - UCC Part 1 of 3
7. The Gospel of Matthew
22. Interpreting Scripture: Medieval Interpretations
Pagan Origins of Judaism
18. Arguing with Paul?
Lecture 7. Israel in Egypt: Moses and the Beginning of Yahwism (Genesis 37- Exodus 4)
6. The Gospel of Mark
14. Paul as Missionary