The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World: The Jews of Palestine from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest

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Routledge, Sep 2, 2003 - History - 272 pages
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The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World examines Judaism in Palestine throughout the Hellenistic period, from Alexander the Great's conquest in 334BC to its capture by the Arabs in AD 636. Under the Greek, Roman and finally Christian supremacy which Hellenism brought, Judaism developed far beyond its biblical origins into a form which was to influence European history from the Middle Ages to the present day. The book focuses particularly on the social, economic and religious concerns of this period, and the political status of the Jews as both active agents and passive victims of history.
The author provides a straightforward chronological survey of this important period through analysis and interpretation of the existing sources. With its accessible style and explanation of technical terms, the book provides a useful introduction to students and anybody with an interest in post-biblical Judaism.
 

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Contents

1 ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE DIADOCHI
1
111 The Samaritan schism
2
112 Alexanders visit to Jerusalem
5
12 The Diadochi
7
2 PALESTINE UNDER PTOLEMAIC RULE 301200 BCE
13
the first Syrian Wars
15
the Third Syrian War
18
the Fourth Syrian War
21
62 Philip 4 BCE3334CE
102
63 Herod Antipas 4 BCE39 CE
103
64 Archelaus 4 BCE6 CE
104
65 Judaea under Roman rule 641 CE
105
66 Agrippa I 3744 CE
112
67 Agrippa II 50?9293 CE
113
68 The Roman procurators 4466 CE
114
7 THE FIRST JEWISH WAR 6674 CE
121

27 The breakup of the Tobiad family
22
28 The Fifth Syrian War
23
3 PALESTINE UNDER SELEUCID RULE 20013563 BCE
27
32 Palestine as a Seleucid province
28
33 Oniads and Tobiads
32
34 The Heliodorus affair
34
35 The Hellenistic reform under Antiochus IV
35
36 The religious edicts
41
37 The Maccabean Revolt
44
4 THE HASMONEAN DYNASTY
65
42 John Hyrcanus I 13534104 BCE
67
43 The Pharisees
69
44 Aristobulus I 104103 BCE
73
45 Alexander Jannaeus 10376 BCE
74
46 Salome Alexandra 7667 BCE
76
5 HEROD THE GREAT 374 BCE
81
52 Government and economy under Herod
87
53 A summary of the events of Herods reign
91
54 Assessment
97
6 FROM HEROD TO THE FIRST JEWISH WAR
101
72 The war in Galilee 67 CE
123
73 The years 68 and 69 CE
124
74 The conquest of Jerusalem 70 CE
127
75 The end of the war
128
FROM 74 TO 132 CE
131
82 The rabbis
133
83 Johanan ben Zakkai
135
84 Jabneh
137
85 The revolt under Trajan 115117 CE
141
9 THE BAR KOCHBA REVOLT
145
92 Bar Kochba
148
93 The revolt
154
94 The consequences
158
10 FROM THE BAR KOCHBA REVOLT TO THE ARAB CONQUEST OF PALESTINE
163
102 The crisis of the Roman empire in the third century
170
103 Judaism and Christianity
176
104 The Persian conquest
190
BIBLIOGRAPHY
199
INDEX
227
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