What was the result of the Babylonians allowing the captive Jews to keep their culture and religion intact?

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      Donna
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      They were able to retain their unique identity, to remember God’s covenant promises and to retain Hope for a future Messiah.

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      Terry
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      It gave them hope that one day a savior could come and sit on David’s throne.

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      Cory
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      This allowed the Jews to keep the passion for what they believed. It gave them ability to maintain hope in God’s promises.

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      Ken
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      They were able to “restart” their nation with little trouble with cultural and societal issues.

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      Terry
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      It enabled a remnant of God’s to remain faithful and would eventually lead to their return to Jerusalem and the rebuilding of the temple as well as the walls around Jerusalem.

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      Pam
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      It gave them hope that they were able to believe in their own God and the promises he would bring. They kept their culture and their identity as Gods people.

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      Dana
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      Allowing the Jews to keep their culture and religion intact enabled them to continue pursuing their God and cultural traditions. The Babylonians showed compassion on the Jewish people because they did not stripe them of their cultural or religious identities. The grace that Babylonians bestowed on the Jews parallels to the promises that God has in store for them.

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      Antoinette
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      Because the Babylonians allowed the captive Jews to keep their culture and religion intact, they were able to remember the promises of God and maintain hope and faith in their deliverance and rebuilding of their land.

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      Lisa
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      It gave them hope of God’s promise to Abraham. They knew that they would continue to be a nation because of God’s promise.

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      Lydia
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      It allowed them to still trust, follow, and worship God. It also gave them hope that the Messiah would come and rescued them!!

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      Robert
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      Hope. By being able to worship God and live accordingly, they were able to hold on to the hope of the coming King.

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      William
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      It allowed them to always know that they were God’s chosen people and this kept a spark oh hope alive. Also, they were allowed to remain a nation even in captivity. They never lost their self identity which assisted them on their return from exile.

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      Gaylene
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      What was the result of the Babylonians allowing the captive Jews to keep their culture and religion in tact?

      With the Temple destroyed the captive Jews worship and faith practices of the Law of Moses had to be curtailed. The Law of Moses stated that animal sacrifice could only be practiced in the Temple. Without a Temple, animal sacrifice could not be practiced. This caused the people to focus more on the Torah. Synagogues were erected throughout the Babylonian empire. They became the meeting place of worship. Rabbis became both scholar and teacher. The development of the Talmud, a scholarly document composed by rabbis, further explained Torah. The books of Daniel and Esther were written during the captivity. The Temple priests had no priestly duties without a Temple to practice their ministries, but were able to be the custodians of the sacred implements. The scribes were the guardians of the sacred texts.

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      Ma. Remedios
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      It allowed them to continue to worship God and keep the hope to wait patiently and confidently that God will deliver them and restore Israel with the promise of the messianic king will forever reign.

    • #95278153
      Gemma
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      As the Jews were allowed to continue worshipping God and read scripture, it kept their hope alive. They dreamed of returning to Jerusalem, where the messianic king would reign.

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      Our Daily Bread
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