New PDF release: A History of the Hasmonean State: Josephus and Beyond

By Kenneth Atkinson

ISBN-10: 0567669025

ISBN-13: 9780567669025

Kenneth Atkinson tells the fascinating tale of the 9 a long time of the Hasmonean rule of Judea (152 - sixty three BCE) by way of going past the money owed of the Hasmoneans in Josephus so one can compile new facts to reconstruct how the Hasmonean family members reworked their state right into a nation that lasted until eventually the arriving of the Romans.

Atkinson reconstructs the relationships among the Hasmonean country and the rulers of the Seleucid and the Ptolemaic Empires, the Itureans, the Nabateans, the Parthians, the Armenians, the Cappadocians, and the Roman Republic. He attracts on a number of formerly unused resources, together with papyrological documentation, inscriptions, archaeological facts, numismatics, useless Sea Scrolls, pseudepigrapha, and textual resources from the Hellenistic to the Byzantine periods.

Atkinson additionally explores how Josephus's political and social scenario in Flavian Rome affected his debts of the Hasmoneans and why any research of the Hasmonean nation needs to transcend Josephus to realize an entire appreciation of this specific ancient interval that formed moment Temple Judaism, and created the stipulations for the increase of the Herodian dynasty and the emergence of Christianity.

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