Saturday, November 03, 2018

The Hasmonean rulers and Hellenism

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Hasmonean Rulers Between Piety and Luxury. The dilemma of the Jewish dynasty in Hellenistic Judea (Marek Dospěl).
In his article “The Hasmonean Kings–Jewish or Hellenistic?” in the November/December 2018 issue of BAR, Eyal Regev of Bar-Ilan University takes a close look at how aspects of Hellenism played out in Hellenistic Judea, specifically under the Jewish dynasty of Hasmonean kings.
As usual, the BAR article is behind the subscription wall, but this essay gives a summary of it.

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