Ancient & Medieval Worlds Series: Ancient Israel
Date: June 2006
Duration: 0 hours 38 minutes
Role of the Bible. Concept of a living God. Patriarchal society. History and myth. Promise of Canaan. Covenant as Chosen People. (5.15.00) = Survival factors: role of religious belief. (6.13.00) = Old Testament covers 1,000 years. Aim is to teach God's will. Covenant, laws to fulfill it, interpreted by prophets. The 10 commandments. (11.41.00) = View of God. minimizes magic, interior forces (14.38.00) = Rule of law on view to all, not through priests (15.07.00) = Monotheism uniqueness. Separateness of God and society. People with sense of history, principles understood. (19.38.00) = Practices. separateness, including dietary laws, circumcision. (21.48.00) = Israel as battleground 1st century B.C. (26.02.00) = Religious observance. relationship between separate and assimilation. (28.52.00) = Role of prophets. Book of Daniel. Apocalyptic view. Immortality of the soul vs. live on earth. (32.26.00) = Survival: role of separate, chosen, ethical monotheism.