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Which region of Palestine was the northernmost region and was the fertile farming and fishing land where Jesus grew up and was also made up of mainly Jews mixed with some northern Gentiles?
Sea of Galilee
This was a significant resource for the regions of Galilee and was the site of the miracles and the calling of the disciples.
Which region of Palestine was caught in the middle and had some foreigners who intermarried with Jews and they also had some Jewish practices but they were despised by real Jews for their differences?
Which region of Palestine was the high and dry southern region which was populated by Jews back from Babylonian captivity and was also home to the Jewish leaders and the temple?
Which city was the capital of Judea along with having a population of over 60,000 and having the temple?
Which city in Judea was the 2nd largest city in Palestine and was the site of the Israelite invasion?
What language, spoken by Jesus, was most likely a "back-country" Galilean dialect which was looked down upon?
house of prayer, place of discussion for legal issues, local school
What were the three functions of the synagogue?
Herod the Great
What man ruled Palestine as a puppet king and Matthew said he tried to kill male babies?
Under the rule of which king did the Jews first think that God would send them a Messiah to usher in a new kingdom?
Romans, Gentiles, Samaritans
What are the three non-Jewish sects that were pertinent in the time of Jesus?
What was the law-making body and Supreme Court of Judaism made up by Sadducees and a few Pharisees?
resurrection, immortality of the soul, angels
Which parts of the afterlife did the Sadducees not believe in?
Despite their relatively small number of followers, the Pharisses had great influence. About how many followers did they have?
Which religious sect was an apocalyptic group who believed that God would usher in his kingdom through a dramatic or even catastrophic event?
strict and pure
What type of lives did the Essenes live, hoping that it would help them be on Yahweh's side when the Apocalypse came?
Which of the religious sects was an organized revolutionary faction who came into existence during the 1st Jewish War?
Which non-Jewish sect of Palestine was classified as all "non-Jews" and eventually as all "non-Christians?"
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