J. Julius Scott Jr.



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“Jerusalem was rebuilt as a Gentile city, Aelia Capitolina, and with a temple dedicated to Jupiter. Jews were forbidden to enter the city on pain of death. The Jewish state, as a political entity, was not again to emerge for over eighteen centuries.”
J. Julius Scott Jr., Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament

“Jason’s efforts to retake the high priesthood from Menelaus, Antiochus in 168 attempted to eliminate Jewish religion, which he saw to be at the heart of resistance to Hellenism. Temple ritual was stopped, the Scriptures ordered destroyed, observance of the Sabbath, festival days, food laws, and circumcision prohibited. A new altar, dedicated to Olympian Zeus, was erected in the Jerusalem temple, and a pig offered on it.”
J. Julius Scott Jr., Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament

“Sacrifices show that with God sin is a life-and-death matter; it must be atoned by shedding blood. Human beings cannot by their own efforts obtain forgiveness and thus regain access to God.”
J. Julius Scott Jr., Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament



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