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WCF.M2.L8 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Locate the areas where the Jewish Diaspora was taking root.
  • Describe the genius of the Persian Empire and its influence on other countries.
  • Discuss the missiological problems associated with the influence of long-standing cultures, and consider contemporary examples.
  • Relate the importance of genealogies to exegesis and missionary work.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 35-36Lesson 08 Introduction

  • General
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Classical World Reader
  • 79-84Dorraj: The Primordial Significance of Pre-Islamic Iranian Religiopolitical Traditions
  • 85-88Snodderly: Parallels to Zoroastrian Theology in Biblical Literature

  • Christian: Maps of Time
  • 319Trends in Era of Agrarian “Civilizations”
    Notice that the rise of universal religions, such as Zoroastrianism, is associated with the expansion of empires and exchange networks.

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 275Diaspora(s)

  • Evans: Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • 282-285Diaspora Judiasm: A Geographical Survey of Diaspora Communities
  • 616-617Judea Under Persian Rule
  • 574-576Jewish History: Persian Period

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 38-39Empires and Traders 1200-600 BC
  • 42-43The Achaemenid an Hellenistic World 600-30 BC

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 36-37Lesson 08 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • The Bible
  •  Zechariah 11

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 728-730Saudi Arabia
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • How and in what ways did the Persian Empire influence other countries?

  • On a map, take note that the three centers of the Jewish Diaspora were Babylon, Judah, and Egypt. Which one of the three Jewish settlements was in the most advantageous location to influence its neighbors religiously? Why?

  • An ancient underlying cultural ethos influencing a later and different culture of the same people may cause many problems for missionaries. Explain why this may be the case, and illustrate this from a modern society, citing some of the possible problems.