Jewish Scriptures Revision - A01

My notes on the different topics for Jewish Scriptures A2: Reward and Punishment, Social injustice, The Book of Ruth and the Messianic Age. 

There are hardly any notes on Get Revising on Jewish Scriptures, so I hope this helps those who study this course! :) 

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Jewish Scriptures A2 A01 information.
Book Background info
Social Injustice Hosea Hosea is the first of the twelve `minor'
prophets, and is believed to be the
greatest of the minor prophets
Hosea prophesied to the Northern
During this period, Israel was very
troubled, the period ended with their
destruction. (Assyrians)
Hosea prophesied to the generation that
lived immediately before and during the
Assyrian conquest.
This suggests that Hosea prophesied
during the late seventh/early sixth
century BCE.
Ezra selected only certain relevant
prophecies to include into the Bible
which is why Hosea's is included.
Social Injustice Amos Amos is the third of the Twelve Minor
He was born into a wealthy family and
made his living as a cattlebreeder and
inspector of sycamore figs.
He prophesied during the reigns of
Uzziah, the king of Judah, and Jeroboam
II, king of Israel.
According to the chronology of Midrash
Seder Olam, Amos' prophecies date
back to the second half of the seventh
century BCE.
Amos is considered the least of all the
Amos was chosen as a prophet because
God wanted two prophets for the
Northern Kingdom and two for the
Southern Kingdom.
Amos was chosen simply because he
was righteous.
Reward and Punishment Isaiah 53 Isaiah is considered the greatest of the
Later Prophets.
The book of Isaiah states that he lived
through the reigns of four kings of

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Judah: Uzziah, Yotham, Achaz and
This therefore suggests that Isaiah lived
and prophesied approx. 660560 BCE.
Reward and Punishment Jeremiah Jeremiah has been labeled the prophet
Chapter 7 of doom due to the moroseness of the
majority of his prophecies.
He lived during the last generation of
the First Temple Period.
He witnessed the destruction of the
Temple and accompanied his people
into the Babylonian exile.
The destruction of the First Temple is
dated as approx 420 BCE.…read more

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It contains 150 pslams whose authorship
spans the entire Biblical period.
In Jewish Orthodox tradition the
majority of the psalms were written by
King David.…read more

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Israel was to appoint a king.
The word Messiah comes from the verb
`to annoint'
The coming of the Messiah represents
the restoration of the Jewish monarchy.
The main biblical reference to
messianism are found in the Later
Messianic prohecies are primarily
concerned with the premessianic
period and the events that will herald
the start of the Messianic Age.
Both Isaiah and Micah describe a
miraculous overturning of the entire
social order.…read more

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Ivtzan, by following the
chronology of the Tenach. Midrash
Seder Olam dates Ivtzan becoming judge
in 968 BCE.
Others disagree with this date, however
all agree that the story of Ruth took
place during the midtenth century BCE.
In 890 BCE Samuel took leadership of
the people. This means that the book of
Ruth was written in the early ninth
century BCE.
The books of Writings were not put
together until the early Second Temple
period by Ezra and the Men of the Great
Assembly.…read more


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