Alexander the Great was on a conquering rampage when he took Israel under his authority in 332 B.C. Alexander reigned for twelve years before he divided his kingdom between the Ptolemies and Seleucids, which were the names of his most trusted generals. Once Alexander died, the Ptolemies and Seleucids became adversaries and the Ptolemies ruled over Israel. The Ptolemies were set on converting the Jews to their religion, Hellenism, which is almost the same as Humanism. They attempted to convince the Jews by introducing sports, art, drama, and Hellenistic education. Some Jews, especially teenagers, were drawn in; others, called the Hasidim,
Later Justin moved to Rome, founded a Christian school, and wrote two bold apologies (i.e., defenses—from the Greek apologia). Justin 's First Apology, addressed to Emperor Antoninus Pius, was published in 155 and attempted to explain the faith. Christianity was not a threat to the state, he asserted, and should be treated as a legal religion. He wrote "on behalf of men of every nation who are unjustly hated and reviled. "
An example was when Wiesel and all the jewish prisoners in Bruna had assembled on the Appelplatz on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, his thoughts were, “Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because he caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves?” (Wiesel 67). Elie Wiesel was very religious before he
The life experiences of Gandhi and Malcolm X have similarities. Malcolm X and Gandhi both have fought for civil rights in the countries that they both have lived. Gandhi did it by not listening and just doing what he pleased. Gandhi would get told not to do something and it would be perfectly legal but the British empire would arrest him for Civil Disobedience and then arrested again for sedition and sentenced to six years in prison. Malcolm X Ran into the same trouble Gandhi had, but was arrested for burglary and sentenced to 10 years in prison and got the nickname Satan for the teaching of hatred towards God and learned of the prophet Muhammad.
These wars were the most brutal wars in the history. As Carthage lost the first war and still maintained their power they met into the second war with Romans. However, the second war made the Romans lost a lot of his army. The Roman decided on a great plan and made the Carthage surrender again in the second Punic War. However, the third Punic war was just an operation against Carthage to remind them that how Romans destroyed them in the history.
Shlomo “When they withdrew, next to me were two corpses, side by side, the father and the son. I was only fifteen years old.” A jewish boy try to help his father survive the “Night”. The analyzation between father and son in the story “Night” is Elie and his father, and meir and his father have contrasting actions towards their fathers such the way they cared for their fathers and the way they felt about their father during their imprisonment.
Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor who strongly believes that people need to share their stories about the Holocaust with others. Elie Wiesel was in concentration camps for about half of his teen years along with his father. After being the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust he resolved to make what really happened more well-known. Elie Wiesel wrote dozens of books and submitted an essay titled “A God Who Remembers” to the book This I Believe. The essay focused on Elie Wiesel’s belief that those who have survived the Holocaust should not suppress their experiences but must share them so history will not repeat itself.
As the story progresses, the author begins to slowly reveal how Jefferson is a Christ figure. The first mention where the relation can be made is when Jefferson says “Easter was when they nailed Him to the cross. And He never said a mumbling word” (Gaines 139). This reveals that Jefferson sees Christ as a sort of role model.
Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11).
Charlemagne was known for having one of the biggest empires that was occupied and constructed, his empire was known as the largest empire and was feared amongst the others. Charlemagne went to war with The Saxons, they were a group who settled in the British and Europe domain, a majority of the Saxons were pagan. Settlers had been converted to christianity, missionary work had been carried out as well, Charlemagne was strict and had eventually forced the saxons to convert to christianity and had made a declaration saying anyone who did not get baptized or follow christian traditions were to be put to death. On christmas day, Pope Leo had crowned Charlemagne emperor of the Romans and had restored the empire of the west. The Roman Holy Empire held a lead in the world’s
The final reason that Christianity took hold in the ancient world is because of how devoted the followers of Christianity were. Christians would take people into their homes and take care of them if they were in need, and would do their best to help them get back on their feet. (Doc D) A man named Paul who came to know the Christian religion spent 30 years of his life traveling the eastern Mediterranean sea, preaching the word of Jesus, and he single handedly wrote most of the New Testament letters on his journey. (Doc F) A group of Christians were sentenced to execution for not buying sacrificial items for the Roman gods.
He practiced and studied the religion of Judaism routinely. In the quote "by day I would study Talmud, and by night I would run to the synagogue and weep over the destruction of the temple," shows the day to day devotion Elie had to God. At the young age of thirteen Elie wanted to further push his knowledge of Judaism by hiring
Origins of Passover are mentioned and can be cited in several books such as the Book of Exodus, but have developed since ancient times. Passover is a well-established Jewish holiday, known for its profound connection to Jewish redemption and Moses as for its links with Christianity. The onset of Passover instigated through its primary observances in relation to the freedom bestowed upon the children of Israel from Egypt after generations of slavery. God promised Israelites freedom from slavery and sent Moses to guide them out of Egypt. However pharaoh had refused God’s will which lead on to ten plagues visiting Egypt and only harming Egyptians, demonstrating the divinity and power of God.
Many christians were persecuted and died because of there faith. Waldo was finally sentenced to death, and he lived a good life and was able to to create a new gospel and translate the Bible into the new testament. Waldo’s death was able to create a new Christian movement connected with the Genevan or Reformed branch of the Protestant Reformation. Waldo was a good man and stood up for his beliefs for himself and
Mike Rezendes “When you’re a poor kid from a poor family and when the priest pays attention to you, how do you say no to God?”-Phil Saviano. After Mike Rezendes and the Spotlight team heard his testimony over the church allowing the abuse to continue and doing nothing about it, he was convinced that this was a story that needed to be heard. Mike Rezendes from Boston Massachusetts, and a reporter for the Boston Globe, graduated from Boston University with a BA in English. He then later received an MFA from The American Film Institute. Right away he started journalism at a very small neighborhood weekly newspaper in East Boston Massachusetts.