Religious Debates and Preserved Text
Lecture no. 15 from the course: The World of Biblical Israel
Taught by Professor Cynthia R. Chapman | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
In the 7th century B.C.E., Judah was a vassal of the Assyrian Empire. Delve into the period’s religious debates, including the worship of foreign gods and the division over centralized worship in the Jerusalem temple. King Josiah repaired the temple and enacted a sweeping religious reform that called for the worship of one god, Yahweh, in one temple.