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Understanding the Maccabean Revolt 167 to 63 BCE from Carta, Christian, Holy Land, Hebrew Heritage, (PB150.7)

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Understanding the Maccabean Revolt 167 To 63 BCD - An Introductory Atlas

Antiochus IV Epiphanes’ harsh decrees had the effect of accelerating Jewish resistance to Greek customs rather than the intended opposite. In his belief that the Jewish nation was ready for Hellenization, he forbade religious practice and dedicated the Jewish temple to a Greek deity. This and other acts of religious persecution led to the uprising in 167 BCE. The Seleucids had counted on Mattathias, son of John and a leader of the community to accept the king’s rulings.

Mattathias, however, refused and, seeing one of his own people offer a pagan sacrifice, he killed the blasphemer. Thus began the Jewish struggle for freedom that lasted for over two decades and ushered in the Hasmonean kingdom.

Contents:

  • The Seleucid Empire
  • The Beginnings of the Maccabean Revolt 167 BCD
  • The Battle of Beth-horon 166 BCE
  • The Battle of Emmaus 165 BCE
  • The Battle of Beth-zur & the Rededication of the Temple 165 BCE
  • Judas Maccabeus' Early Campaigns 163 BCE
  • Simon's Expedition to Western Galilee
  • Judas in the coastal Plain & Idumea 163 BCE
  • The Battle of Beth-zechariah 162 BCE
  • The Battle of Capharsalama 162 BCE
  • The Battle of Adasa 161 BCE
  • The Campaign of Bacchides 161 BCE
  • The Battle of Eleasa and the Death of Judas 161 BCE
  • Jonathan in the Wilderness of Judea, and the Fortifications of Bacchides 160 to 155 BCE
  • The Siege of Beth-basi, Jonathan at Machmas 156  to 142 BCE
  • The First Conquest of Joppa and the Battle of Jamnia 147 BCE
  • The Campaign of Jonathan in Coele-Syria 150 BCE
  • The Battle of Hazor 144 BCE
  • The Hamath Campaign 143 BCE
  • Jerusalem of the Maccabees 164 to 141 BCE
  • Tryphon's Campaign Against Jonathan 143 to 142 BCE
  • The Conquests of Simon 142 to 135 BCE
  • The Battle of Kidron 137 BCE
  • The Conquests of Hyrcanus Beyond the Jordan 128 BCE
  • The Main Highways in the Ancient East 
  • The Conquest of Hyrcanus in Idumea 112 BCE
  • The Conquests of Hyrcanus in Samaria and the Coastal Plain 126 to 104 BCE
  • The Boundaries of Judea According to the Book of Judith 108 to 107 BCE
  • Aristobulus Conquers Upper Galilee 104 to 103 BCE
  • The Kingdom of Alexander Janneus 103 to 76 BCE
  • Pompey's Campaign in Palestine 63 BCE
  • Pompey's Siege of Jerusalem 63 BCE
  • Pompey's Territorial Arrangements 63 to 55 BCE
  • The Hasmonean Family: Geneology
  • Index

40 pp.; 23×30 cm (9×12 in.); full color; maps, illustrations, and photographs; paperback

About the Authors


Michael Avi-Yonah (1904–74) was Professor of Archaeology and History of Art at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He wrote numerous books and papers, among them In the Time of Rome and Byzantium, A Historical Geography of the Holy Land from the Return to Zion until the Arab Conquest, and Gazetteer of Roman Palestine. He planned and constructed a model of Second Temple Jerusalem at 1:50 scale, now on display at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.


Shmuel Safrai (1919–2003), a founding member of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, was emeritus professor of Jewish History of the Mishnaic and Talmudic Period at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Safrai was the recipient of several literary prizes for his research, and wrote over 80 articles and 12 books.


Ze’ev Safrai is professor emeritus in the Martin Susz Department of Land of Israel Studies at Bar Ilan University in Israel. He has written and edited more than ten books, among them The Economy of Roman Palestine: The Missing Century, as well as dozens of articles.

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