The Institution of the Hasmonean High Priesthood

The institution of the Hasmonean high priesthood was finally legitimized and sealed by the assembly's decree. Some priestly and non-priestly groups perceived the Hasmoneans as rulers capable of restoring independence to Judea.


Author: Vasile Babota

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004252042

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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In The Institution of the Hasmonean High Priesthood, Vasile Babota offers an interdisciplinary study of the historical process (167–140 B.C.E.), which led to the establishment of the Hasmonean rebellious priests as high priests of the Hellenistic Judea.

The Development of the High Priesthood during the pre Hasmonean Period

My book attempts to focus the attention precisely on the institution of the high priesthood during the nearly 150 years that constitute the period prior to the establishment of the dynasty of the Hasmonean high priesthood.


Author: Maria Brutti

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047408758

Category: Religion


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With a rigorous use of the sources, the book throws new light on the High Priesthood (301-152 BCE). Setting this institution in the widest contest of the interaction between the Judaic and Hellenistic world, it gives a valid contribution to the international research in this field.

The Hasmoneans and Their Neighbors

If the priests of the Leontopolis and their followers had wanted to usurp the high priesthood or the monarchy from ... loyal to the institution of the Hasmonean high priest, they did not try to take advantage of the War of Scepters to ...


Author: Kenneth Atkinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567680839

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Kenneth Atkinson adds to an already impressive body of work on the Hasmoneans, proposing that the history and theological beliefs of Jews during the period of the Hasmonean state cannot be understood without a close investigation of the histories of the Ptolemaic and Seleucid Empires, as well as the Roman Republic. Citing evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and classical sources, Atkinson offers a new reconstruction of this vital historical period, when the Hasmonean family changed the fates of their neighbors, the Roman Republic, the religion of Judaism, and created the foundation for the development of the nascent Christian faith. Atkinson additionally provides reconstructions of events in classical history, including the most detailed examination of Pompey the Great's assassination in light of Jewish sources; by focusing on his death, this volume uncovers new information that explains the discrepancies in the classical accounts of this pivotal event that shaped Middle Eastern and Roman history, and which helped end the Republic. Collecting sources ranging from the beginning of the Hasmonean monarchy, through its religious strife and golden age, to its eventual downfall, Atkinson concludes that that Jewish sectarianism and messianism played far greater roles in the Hasmonean state than has previously be assumed.

Shifting Images of the Hasmoneans

The Institution of the Hasmonean High Priesthood. JSJSup 165. Leiden: Brill, 2014. Baer, Yitzhak. “Jerusalem in the Times of the Great Revolt.” Zion 36 (1971): 127–90 (in Hebrew). Barag, Dan B. “Alexander Jannaeus: Priest and King.


Author: Vered Noam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198811381

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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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 series of six Jewish folktales from the Second Temple period that describe the Hasmonean dynasty and its history from its legendary founders, through achievement of full sovereignty, to downfall, this volume examines the Hasmoneans through the lens of reception history. On the one hand, these brief, colorful legends are embedded in the narrative of the historian of the age, Flavius Josephus; on the other hand, they are scattered throughout the extensive halakhic-exegetical compositions known as rabbinic literature, redacted and compiled centuries later. Each set of parallel stories is examined for the motivation underlying its creation, its original message, language, and the historical context. This analysis is followed by exploration of the nature of the relationship between the Josephan and the rabbinic versions, in an attempt to reconstruct the adaptation of the putative original traditions in the two corpora, and to decipher the disparities, different emphases, reworking, and unique orientations typical of each. These adaptations reflect the reception of the pristine tales and thus disclose the shifting images of the Hasmoneans in later generations and within distinct contexts. The compilation and characterization of these sources which were preserved by means of two such different conduits of transmission brings us closer to reconstruction of a lost literary continent, a hidden Jewish "Atlantis" of early pseudo-historical legends and facilitates examination of the relationship between the substantially different libraries and worlds of Josephus and rabbinic literature.

A History of the Hasmonean State

“Perceptions of the Temple Priests in the Psalms of Solomon.” Pages 79–96 in The Psalms of ... Pages 45–57 in The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview. ... The Institution of the Hasmonean High Priesthood.


Author: Kenneth Atkinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567669032

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Kenneth Atkinson tells the exciting story of the nine decades of the Hasmonean rule of Judea (152 - 63 BCE) by going beyond the accounts of the Hasmoneans in Josephus in order to bring together new evidence to reconstruct how the Hasmonean family transformed their kingdom into a state that lasted until the arrival of the Romans. Atkinson reconstructs the relationships between the Hasmonean state 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 draws on a variety of previously unused sources, including papyrological documentation, inscriptions, archaeological evidence, numismatics, Dead Sea Scrolls, pseudepigrapha, and textual sources from the Hellenistic to the Byzantine periods. Atkinson also explores how Josephus's political and social situation in Flavian Rome affected his accounts of the Hasmoneans and why any study of the Hasmonean state must go beyond Josephus to gain a full appreciation of this unique historical period that shaped Second Temple Judaism, and created the conditions for the rise of the Herodian dynasty and the emergence of Christianity.

Sacred Texts and Disparate Interpretations Qumran Manuscripts Seventy Years Later

Priest with an earlier Hasmonean high priest regard at least some of the Kittim passages as well as certain other smaller units and specific expressions as updates. Therefore, we shall look closer at a few passages that may provide some ...



Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004432796

Category: Religion

Page: 492

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The essays in Sacred Texts and Disparate Interpretations shed new light on core themes in Qumran studies, such as the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, history of the Qumran community, Hebrew philology and paleography, Wisdom and religious poetry.

About the King s Choice to Build His Palace Right on Top of the Dunghill

In just a few generations after the Hasmonean Revolt, the institution of the High Priesthood itself was egregiously abused and effectively trashed by the Hasmonean leadership. It is unlikely that anyone at all, after the Hasmonean ...


Author: John McGinley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595379781

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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ISRAEL; the people, the nation, the religion. While remaining acutely aware of the shortcomings of both Heidegger and Derrida, the writer nevertheless uses insights and terminology from their discourse in the service of exposing the historical and thought trends of hegemonic proportions which have had the effect of deracinating Judaism from ISRAEL. The writer makes the claim that a "critical/spelunkative" analysis of what went into that final and anonymous redaction of the Babylonian Talmud points the way towards a retrieval of Judaism's "burning living center." The writer further contends that such a retrieval can have the effect of "returning" [teshuba] Judaism back to ISRAEL.

The Jerusalem Temple and Early Christian Identity

the high priesthood in the latter days of Hasmonean rule , but also in Herod's uneasiness over the Hasmoneans ' continued hold on this office . ... In some ways the Hasmonean era changed the institution of high priestly rule .


Author: Timothy Wardle

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161505689

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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Slightly revised and expanded version of the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--Duke University, Durham, 2008.

History and Memory in the Dead Sea Scrolls

JBL 124 (2005) 73–87 (83); Vasile Babota, The Institution of the Hasmonean High Priesthood (JSJSup 165; ... After positing that the Teacher had served as the de facto high priest during the intersacerdotium and was thereafter removed by ...


Author: Travis B. Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108493338

Category: History

Page: 384

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Charts a new methodological course in Dead Sea Scrolls scholarship by employing memory theory to inform historical research. This is an instructive resource for scholars who are seeking an alternative to currently constructed approaches to the subject, and will be of appeal to those interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls more generally.

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period Volume 3

He had gone from a period of little power and a handful of followers to high priest and formal leader of the nation. ... (2016) A History of the Hasmonean State, 32–46; V. Babota (2014) The Institution of the Hasmonean High Priesthood, ...


Author: Lester L. Grabbe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567692955

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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This is the third volume of the projected four-volume history of the Second Temple period, collecting all that is known about the Jews from the period of the Maccabaean revolt to Hasmonean rule and Herod the Great. Based directly on primary sources, the study addresses aspects such as Jewish literary sources, economy, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Diaspora, causes of the Maccabaen revolt, and the beginning and end of the Hasmonean kingdom and the reign of Herod the Great. Discussed in the context of the wider Hellenistic world and its history, and with an extensive up-to-date secondary bibliography, this volume is an invaluable addition to Lester Grabbe's in-depth study of the history of Judaism.