Moving Inland
Ba'al's Challenge
Obedience and Redemption
Resurrection Cycle: descent and ascent
Winners and Losers
     Birth of Christianity
Isolation and Invasion
Hellenistic influence
Two Testaments: two views

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  Patriarchal Monotheism


Review "Josiah".

Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees
This lively, detailed video by Anthony Tomasino, about Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees (approximately 20 minutes long) provides lots of historical pictures, modern graphics, short animated clips and interesting information about the many different sects of Judaism This video also describes the sources of information.

The seven-day work week - another legacy of the return from the Babylonian captivity.

"The seven-day week originated in Babylonia, perhaps as long ago as the 15th Century BCE, where the number seven was considered unfavorable. There were all kinds of prohibitions around the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th days of the month. The Jews were the first people to organize their life fully on the weekly cycle. To them, the week was justified by Genesis: God had created the world in six days, and rested on the seventh..."
~ The Calendar: History, Lore, and Legend. by Jacqueline de Bourgoing. Galimard 2000, English translation Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2001.

You might also enjoy this animation of the story of Josiah - especially AFTER you review the Josiah chapter.