Monday, August 29, 2022

On the Jewish Himyarite Kingdom

ANCIENT ORIGINS: The Himyarite Kingdom’s Bloody Conversion to Judaism: Passion or Ploy? (Robbie Mitchell).
The Himyarite Kingdom was established in 110 BC and lasted until 570 AC. It is most often remembered these days as the “Jewish Kingdom”, thanks to the fact that for some time its predominant religion was Judaism. The history of the rise and eventual fall of the Himyarite Kingdom is a bloody one. It is also a fascinating lesson in the impact religious shifts had on the ancient empires.


A detailed account of the violent history of the Himyarite Kingdom.

For PaleoJudaica posts on the Himyarite Kingdom and its conflict with Axum (Aksum), see here and here.

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