Download PDF by Kenneth Atkinson: A History of the Hasmonean State: Josephus and Beyond

By Kenneth Atkinson

ISBN-10: 0567669025

ISBN-13: 9780567669025

Kenneth Atkinson tells the interesting tale of the 9 many years of the Hasmonean rule of Judea (152 - sixty three BCE) by way of going past the money owed of the Hasmoneans in Josephus with a purpose to compile new facts to reconstruct how the Hasmonean kin reworked their nation right into a nation that lasted till 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 various formerly unused resources, together with papyrological documentation, inscriptions, archaeological proof, numismatics, lifeless Sea Scrolls, pseudepigrapha, and textual assets from the Hellenistic to the Byzantine periods.

Atkinson additionally explores how Josephus's political and social scenario in Flavian Rome affected his bills of the Hasmoneans and why any research of the Hasmonean country needs to transcend Josephus to achieve a whole appreciation of this specified historic 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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