The babylonian king destroyed the temple in Jerusalem. this period was known as babylonian captivity. a religious crisis was produced because the temple had been the center of religious practice and national identity. without it the jews had to develop new forms of worship. beginning of judaism started at this point
the meaning of covenant is a contract or agreement between parties. there are several covenants spoken of in scripture, some between god and humans, and some between human and human.
the scattering of jews to countries outside of palestine after babylonian captivity.
the father of the people of Israel
is a story that calls into question and resolves the justic of God. It raises deep and searching questions about the nature of God.
the manifestation or appearance of God to a person
the belief in the universal fatherhood of God and the final salvation of all souls