Points for Discussion: Sanders, Judaism, Chapter Five: Common Judaism

Model of the Herod's Temple
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Definitions : "Normal"
"Common" (to whom?)
"Holy Scripture": Was there consensus about their extent or the nature of their holiness (especially Prophets and Writings)?
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"ammei ha'arez"
Synagogue = house of prayer (?) "proseuché" or "synagogue"?

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Temple and Sacrificial Worship
Normal in antiquity
Differences from standard Greek practice:

The Sheqel contribution.
Pharisaic opposition to privately endowed public offerings.
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Were all priests forbidden to work?
Religion encompassed all aspects of life
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Judaism placed limitations upon full participation in public life.
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Genealogical purity among priests (restrictions on permissible marriage partners, etc.)
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Question of sectarian opposition to Temple and sacrificial service
"Extreme allegorists"
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Sibylline Oracles
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Women in the Temple

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