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Understanding the Maccabean Revolt 167 to 63 Bce

Paperback|May 2017
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: <p><i>Understanding the Maccabean Revolt 167 to 63 BCE</i> guides the reader through the main players and battles of this historic conflict. Antiochus Epiphanes IV's harsh decrees against the Jews had the opposite of his intended effect, as it accelerated...


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<p><i>Understanding the Maccabean Revolt 167 to 63 BCE</i> guides the reader through the main players and battles of this historic conflict. Antiochus Epiphanes IV's harsh decrees against the Jews had the opposite of his intended effect, as it accelerated Jewish resistance to being assimilated into Greek culture and religion. In his belief that the Jewish nation was ready for Hellenization, he had forbidden Jewish religious practice and had dedicated the Jewish Temple to a Greek deity. This and other acts of religious persecution led to the beginning of the Maccabean revolt in 167 BCE.</p>

<p>The Greek Seleucids had counted on Mattathias, son of John and a leader of the community, to accept the king's rulings, but he refused. After seeing one of his own people offer a pagan sacrifice, he killed the blasphemer, thus starting the Jewish struggle for freedom that lasted for over two decades and ushered in the Hasmonean kingdom. <i>Understanding the Maccabean Revolt 167 to 63 BCE</i> tells this thrilling story with forty pages of clear text and full color maps, illustrations, and photographs.</p>

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 472317
  • Product Code 9789652208750
  • ISBN 9652208752
  • EAN 9789652208750
  • Pages 40
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Carta Jerusalem
  • Publication Date May 2017
  • Sales Rank 95619
  • Dimensions 304 x 228 x 3mm
  • Weight 0.195kg

Michael Avi-yonah

Avi-Yonah was Professor of Archaeology and History of Art at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Shmuel Safrai

Zeev Safrai is Professor of Jewish History at Bar Ilan University.

Zeev Safrai

Zeev Safrai is Professor of Jewish History at Bar Ilan University.

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