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On one side we have the Judean People's Front and the People's Front of Judea squabbling among themselves.
If a film was made on the Life of Jeremy, the left-winger would be able to explain why the People's Front of Judea split from the Judean People's Front - displaying an encyclopaedic knowledge of factions and policy rifts the world over.
As he does so, he clearly lays out his threefold purpose: "(1) on the simplest level, to demonstrate the tenuous connection between Judean apocalypses and the Akkadian ex eventu texts on questions of formal dependence; (2) to clarify the use of ex eventu prediction in texts produced by late Second Temple Judean scribes; and (3) to fully situate the Akkadian ex eventu texts within their greater Near Eastern milieu as part of a literary phenomenon wedding mantic and historiography practice that emerged multiple times in differing cultural contexts" (p.
When Judean, which refers to the inhabitants of the ancient region of Judah, is used instead, only a relatively small number of people are deemed culpable--and it's unclear whether they would even be considered Jewish in the modern understanding of that word.
The second objective is to restore a first-century Judean context to these stories.
Under the Ptolemies and the Romans, local Judean citizens engaged in tax farming, making sure that the imperial powers, local governors, and the priestly class were adequately funded.
Frequent too was the contempt a Judean would hold them in for their social intercourse with Gentiles.
BABYLON draws on recent, ground-breaking advances in the study of cuneiform texts to illuminate the Babylonian environment of the Judean exile, the socio-historical context which gave rise to the transformative era in Second Temple Judaism.
In fact, several Judean leaders seem to have been executed for subversive plotting.
A tour bus will stop at the edge of the Judean wilderness for a quick photo op and a chance to purchase Bedouin bracelets.
The purpose of Lent is for people to imitate the period of time that Jesus Christ spent alone in the Judean desert.
Some suggest that Judean King Hezekiah was the one who actually built the temple in Solomon's name.