The Hasmonean kings: Jewish or Hellenistic?

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Abstract

The Jewish dynasty of Hasmoneans ruled Judea for more than a century in the Late Hellenistic period. Their palaces, excavated in Jericho, reveal a great deal about how they lived. But what do the palace architecture and pottery tell us about the delicate balance the Hasmonean rulers tried to strike when projecting the power, wealth, and authority—both secular and religious—of their independent Jewish state to their Jewish subjects and foreign dignitaries?
Original languageEnglish
JournalBiblical Archaeology Review
Volume44
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Religious studies

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