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Second Temple Period In Judaism

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Introduction
The Second Temple Period as it related to the Jewish people was noticeable by the reconstruction of the Temple in 538 BCE. This took place when the Jewish begun to enlarge this took place nearly six hundred years, as of the late sixth century BCE to 70 CE when the Jerusalem temple was ruined by the Romans. During this phase, Jews lived under foreign rule, during Judaism early development. First to have rule was the Persians this begin in 538-332 BCE. After which came the Hellenistic Kingdoms which were created after Alexander the Great’s capture from 332-63 BCE and concluded with the Romans from 63 BCE to 70 CE and beyond. This era also saw the development of the Sadducees, Pharisees, Zealots and Essenes sects. Within this
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There is a numeral of important aspects of the Second Temple Period including the ancient time period of the Persian Period, the coming of the Israelites out of Exile and the annihilation of the Second Temple in AD…show more content…
Under the headship of Zerubbabel who was a offspring from the House of David. Less than century later the Second journey would take place to Israel, with Ezra the Scribe being the leader. The subsequently four centuries also saw Jews of unstable degrees of self-rule under the Persians, and the Hellenistic over lordship (Ptolemaic and Seleucid). Under Ezra’s brilliant guidance they saw the repatriation of the people as they began the erection of the Second Temple on the same site as the First Temple. This would also include the refortification of the walls of Jerusalem a longer with the establishment of the Great Assembly known as Knessel Hagedolah as the judicial body and the ultimate religion of the Jewish people, which highlighted the Second Temple period. In the course of the rule of the Persian Empire, the leadership of the inhabitants of Judah was entrusted to the high priest, with the support of the ruling body of elders in Jerusalem. The Land also remained a Jewish theocracy under the Syrian-based Seleucid leaders, as it was a part of the ancient world conquered by Alexander the Great of Greece
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