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  1. Monotheistic dances part 12

    Moses Maimonides lived during the twelth century, and had what many might call a renaissance kind of life. He was a court physician in Egypt and Morocco, philosopher, lawyer, commentator, and scientist all rolled into one incredible package. Further, he wrote a commentary on the Talmud called the Mishneh Torah that saught to explain the widely divergent, or at least widely competitive views of the Talmud. He also 'distilled' the Jewish religion into what he called his Thirteen Principles. He was ...
  2. Monotheistic Dances part 11

    As we look over the demography of Arabia in the time that Mohammad walked it, we notice that there are several large concentration of Jewish bands. When he came to Medina there were three tribes: the Banu L Nadir, the Banu Kainuka, the Banu Khuraiza. You will notice, in other literature that the names might be spelled a little different. This is usually due to the fact that the transliteration from Arabic to English has more than one way, depending on the vocalization of the consonants and the vowel ...
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  3. Monotheistic Dances part 10

    I hope you have been able to see a pattern of interaction among the three Monotheistic partners. That point, the interaction, is the main point of this whole series, that they not only grew up 'together', but have interacted on each other. There has usually been the historic persecution and subjugation by the Christians over the Jews, the Moslems over the Christians and Jews, and recently, the Jews beating the Moslems in series of military encounters that has led to an expansion of Israeli land ...
  4. Monotheistic Dances part 9

    After the events of 135 AD, much of Jewish theology seemed to change. It had two experiences with 'false' Messiahs, and both had cost them dearly. Now, the Jews were forced from their homeland. With no hope of a temple, Judaism was finalized in its Rabbinic form, with the Rabbi replacing the Cohan, or Priest. The community was centered around the synagogue, and and the celebrations were centered around the home and synagogue. Being widely dispersed with the majority in Persia/Parthia, the sense ...
  5. Monotheistic dances part 8.2

    When you look at the unfolding history of the second revolt, we are struck by the similarities and differences. In both cases, Jewish Christians had to make some choices about belief and where they would place their heart. In the first reolt, it all happened so quickly, the church just had to be watchful as Jesus had taught them. In the second revolt, the Jewish Christians were forced to make the choice. In the first. the persecution seemed to be an after thought, as if killing the Christians might ...