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Zadok's Heirs: The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel

Deborah W. Rooke

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269984
eISBN:
9780191600722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269986.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Traces the development of the Jewish high priesthood, from the earliest local chief priests in the pre‐monarchic period down to the Hasmonean priest‐kings of the first century B.C.E. Using evidence ... More


The Hasmonean Dynasty: John Hyrcanus and His Successors

Deborah W. Rooke

in Zadok's Heirs: The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269984
eISBN:
9780191600722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269986.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Using material from Josephus (Antiquities xiii–xiv; Jewish War i) and the Psalms of Solomon, examines the descendants of Simon Maccabee, known as the Hasmoneans, who formed a ruling dynasty in ... More


Shifting Images of the Hasmoneans: Second Temple Legends and Their Reception in Josephus and Rabbinic Literature

Vered Noam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198811381
eISBN:
9780191848414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811381.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The shifting image of the Hasmoneans in the eyes of their contemporaries and later generations is a compelling issue in the history of the Maccabean revolt and the Hasmonean commonwealth. Based on a ... More


Philo of Alexandria

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

In Probus and the Hypothetica Philo of Alexandria esteems the Essenes as models of excellence within Judaism, giving them special praise for their communality, self-control, frugality and purity. He ... More


Traumatic Crystallization of Scripture

David M. Carr

in Holy Resilience: The Bible's Traumatic Origins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300204568
eISBN:
9780300210248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204568.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the traumatic crystallization of Hebrew scriptures. It reviews the motive of the Hasmoneans on supporting scriptural standardization and addresses the effect of communal trauma ... More


Torah as Law

John J. Collins

in Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294110
eISBN:
9780520967366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294110.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the wake of the Maccabean revolt, the literature from the land of Israel takes a halakic turn, which is evident in Jubilees, the Temple Scroll, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. While the Law was the ... More


Introduction

Vered Noam

in Shifting Images of the Hasmoneans: Second Temple Legends and Their Reception in Josephus and Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198811381
eISBN:
9780191848414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811381.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The Introduction first defines the approach of the study as reception history. It then shows where it differs from previous research: it identifies the existence of a series of Jewish folktales from ... More


The Image of the Hasmoneans: A New Perspective

Vered Noam

in Shifting Images of the Hasmoneans: Second Temple Legends and Their Reception in Josephus and Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198811381
eISBN:
9780191848414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811381.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

In attempting to characterize Second Temple legends of the Hasmoneans, the concluding chapter identifies several distinct genres: fragments from Aramaic chronicles, priestly temple legends, Pharisaic ... More


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