List the names of Jewish leaders who were important to the Intertestamental Period of Jewish history; also give their distinctive contributions to Jewish history. How did these individuals use their contributions to prepare for the coming of the Messiah and the founding of the church? Which contributions continue to have an impact on the church today? What modern or recent movements are similar to these? 2.Trace the history of Herod the Great and the Herodians. What were their major contributions to the history of Judaism and the Jews? What were their main failures? 3.List and define some of the major sources used to reconstruct the history of the Intertestamental Period. Which of these sources do you consider the most important, and why? Why is the study of these sources important to a proper understanding of the New Testament? How do these sourceshelpus understand NT thought and topics? 4.Discuss the origins and influence of Hellenism in Israel during the Intertestamental Period. Be sure to identify any problems this movement caused for the Jews and describe the Jewish response to these problems. Which Hellenistic rulers most aggressively tried to influence Jews with Hellenism? How did Hellenism positively and negatively impact the Jews? What modern movement parallels the rise of Hellenism.