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Acculturation and culture contact
The process whereby a culture acquires new practices or norms from a different culture. This includes the process of an individual changing cultural norms in relocating into a different context.
Key passages
Tob 1:10–11

And when we were taken prisoner to Nineveh, all my relatives and those from my family were eating from the bread of the nations. But I kept myself from eating it;

1 Mac 1:11–15

In those days, the lawless sons went out of Israel, and they persuaded many, saying, “We should go and make a treaty with the nations around us because from that time we separated from them, much evil has found us.” And the idea was attractive in their eyes. And some from the people were willing …

1 Mac 1:41–53

And the king wrote to his whole kingdom that all should be as one people, and each should abandon his customs. And all the peoples complied according to the word of the king. And many from Israel consented to his service, and they sacrificed to idols and defiled …

2 Mac 4:10–15

And after the king granted these things and he took possession of the office, he changed his countrymen immediately to the Greek character. Also, after setting aside the royal benevolence made valid for the Judeans by means of John the father of Eupolemus, who served as the ambassador for …

2 Mac 6:1–11

Now after not much time, the king sent an Athenian elder to compel the Judeans to depart from the laws of their fathers and to not live according to the laws of God, but to pollute themselves and even to call the temple in Jerusalem by the name of “Zeus who dwells on Olympus” …