Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Distinguish Yourself! North Greenville University Click to learn more!

• Biblical Hebrew study & learning software: BMSoftware.com

• Oral Roberts University: One of the Best Colleges in the West!

• Looking for that lost cantata? Let US find it!

• Winter Dolphin returns in #DolphinTale2! Click to learn more!!

• Inspired by the true story! When the Game Stands Tall! In theaters Aug 22!

• Achieve a balanced life filled with success today! San Diego Christian!

• $250 Credit Hour Military Discount on Undergrad Degrees

• Finish Your B.A. in Ministry

• Bible software for Believing Study: SwordSearcher

 
  Study Resources

• What's New!!!

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

 
  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

 
  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL

 

 

Home > Dictionaries > Smith's Bible Dictionary > Dispersion, The Jews of the

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Start Your Search
 
 
Choose a letter from below
to display alphabetical list:

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|Y|Z
 
    Printer friendly version
 
PreviousNext
DishonDivination
 
Buy This Resource
Paperback$3.97
Hardcover$11.87
Show me more … 
 
Dispersion, The Jews of the,

or simply THE DISPERSION, was the general title applied to those Jews who remained settled in foreign countries after the return from the Babylonian exile, and during the period of the second temple. At the beginning of the Christian era the Dispersion was divided into three great sections, the Babylonian, the Syrian, the Egyptian. From Babylon the Jews spread throughout Persia, Media and Parthia. Large settlements of Jews were established in Cyprus, in the islands of the AEgean, and on the western coast of Asia Minor. Jewish settlements were also established at Alexandria by Alexander and Ptolemy I. The Jewish settlements in Rome, were consequent upon the occupation of Jerusalem by Pompey, B.C. 63. The influence of the Dispersion on the rapid promulgation of Christianity can scarcely be overrated. The course of the apostolic preaching followed in a regular progress the line of Jewish settlements. The mixed assembly from which the first converts were gathered on the day of Pentecost represented each division of the Dispersion. (Acts 2:9-11) (1) Parthians...Mesopotamia; (2) Judea (i.e. Syria)...Pamphylia; (3) Egypt...Greece; (4) Romans..., and these converts naturally prepared the way for the apostles int he interval which preceded the beginning of the separate apostolic missions. St. James and St. Peter wrote to the Jews of the Dispersion. (James 1:1; 1 Peter 1:1)


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Dispersion, The Jews of the,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/sbd/view.cgi?number=T1209>. 1901.

  HOME    TOP

Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to corr@studylight.org
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to sugg@studylight.org
 

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2020, StudyLight.org