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Major Jewish-Christian Sects

Course
Early Christianity
Lecture
1012 Lecture 4
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Theophyle
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June 19, 2010
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The Ebionites

The Evionites / Ebionites – The Ebionites (Greek: Ebionaioi from Hebrew Evyonim) were an early Jewish Christian sect that lived in and around Judea and Palestine from the 1st to the 4th century.

Hasmonean Religious Ideology

Course
Roman Palestine
Lecture
1011 Lecture 1
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Theophyle
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June 14, 2010
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In the religious sphere, the Hasmoneans were committed to ridding their territories of all idolatrous practices. Religious purification of the land became a basic policy. Sometimes this meant driving out pagan inhabitants altogether and then purifying the site; at other times, conversion of the populace was required. Entire populations, both urban and rural, were thus brought into the Jewish fold. The two outstanding examples of this policy were the conversion of the Idumeans by John Hyrcanus and the conversion of the Itureans by Aristobulus I.