By Kenneth Atkinson
Atkinson reconstructs the relationships among the Hasmonean kingdom 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 quite a few formerly unused assets, 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 state of affairs in Flavian Rome affected his bills of the Hasmoneans and why any research of the Hasmonean nation needs to transcend Josephus to realize an entire appreciation of this designated old 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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Kenneth Atkinson tells the fascinating tale of the 9 many years of the Hasmonean rule of Judea (152 - sixty three BCE) by means of going past the money owed of the Hasmoneans in Josephus that allows you to assemble new proof to reconstruct how the Hasmonean relations remodeled their nation right into a country that lasted until eventually the coming of the Romans.
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A History of the Hasmonean State: Josephus and Beyond (Jewish and Christian Texts) by Kenneth Atkinson