The Early Christian Church - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER 1
THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD

Alexander the Great, p.2. Syrian Hellenism, p.4. Oriental Faiths, p.5. Egyptian Hellenism, p.7. The Septuagint, p.8. Jewish Hellenism, p.10. The Hasmonaeans, p.12. The Pharisees and Sadducees, p.13. The Influence of Hellenism, p.14. The Maccabaean Literature, p.15. Hebrew or Aramaic Literature, p.16. The Literature of Jewish Hellenism, p.17. The Sibyl, p.18. King Solomon's Wisdom, p.19. Philo Judaeus, p.20. The Times of Jesus, p.20.


THE ORIENTAL EMPIRES
B.C.
THE ASSYRIAN EMPIRE

701Sennacherib besieges Jerusalem.
Period of Isaiah.

THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE
597Nebuchadnezzar captures Jerusalem.
Period of Jeremiah.
586Destruction of Jerusalem.
Period of Ezekiel.
Jewish leaders taken into exile in Babylon.
other Jews take refuge in Egypt.

THE PERSIAN EMPIRE
550Cyrus the Persian conquers the Medes.
538Cyrus captures Babylon.
c. 520Return of exiles to Jerusalem.
Period of Haggai and Zechariah.
c. 444?Nehemiah visits Jerusalem and builds walls.
c. 397?Ezra promulgates the Law in Jerusalem.
(Note. The dates of Nehemiah and Ezra are disputed; Nehemiah has
been placed under Artaxerxes I and Ezra under Artaxerxes II; Ezra
is not likely to be under the first; it is possible to place Nehemiah
under the second.)
THE CONQUESTS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
332Alexander conquers Palestine.
323Death of Alexander.

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