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Author Honigman, Sylvie, 1965- author

Title Tales of High Priests and Taxes : the Books of the Maccabees and the Judean Rebellion against Antiochos IV
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (567 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; General Introduction; PART I. IOUDAÏSMOS: 1 AND 2 MACCABEES AS DYNASTIC HISTORY -- Methodological Introduction: The Modern Semantic Categories of ""Religion"" and ""Politics"" and Ancient Societies; 1. 2 Maccabees as Dynastic History; 2. Temple Foundation and Royal Legitimacy: A Narrative Pattern and Its Message; 3. Ioudaïsmos as the Legitimate Social Order Founded by Judas Maccabee; 4. Royal High Priests and Temple Foundation: The Narrative Pattern and the Hasmonean Political Order; Conclusion
Appendix B. The Literary Composition of 2 MaccabeesAbbreviations; General Notes; Bibliography; Index Locorum; Subject Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
PART II. HELLENISMOS: THE CAUSES OF THE REBELLION ACCORDING TO THE AUTHORS OF 1 AND 2 MACCABEES -- Methodological Introduction: Symbolic Universe, Cultural Codes, and Causal Analysis in 1 and 2 Maccabees5. Hellenismos: The Social Order of the Wicked Rivals in 1 and 2 Maccabees; 6. The ""Religious Persecution"" in the Light of Ancient Judean Cultural and Narrative Codes; 7. The Causes of the Rebellion according to 1 and 2 Maccabees; Conclusion
PART III. HISTORY: THE JUDEAN REBELLION IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, 200-164 B.C.E. -- From Literary Analysis to History: A Summary of the Conclusions of Parts I and II8. Judea and Koile Syria and Phoinike under Antiochos III, 200-187 B.C.E.; 9. Seleukos IV Philopator and the Revision of Antiochos III's Settlement in Judea, 187-175 B.C.E.; 10. Judea under Antiochos IV Epiphanes: The Reforms, 175 -- ca. 172 B.C.E.; 11. Judea under Antiochos IV Epiphanes: The Suppression of the Rebellion, 169/8-164 B.C.E.; Appendix A. The Literary Composition of 1 Maccabees
Summary In the wake of the conquests of Alexander the Great, the ancient world of the Bible-the ancient Near East-came under Greek rule, and in the land of Israel, time-old traditions and Greek culture met. But with the accession of King Antiochos IV, the soft power of culture was replaced with armed conflict, and soon the Jews rebelled against their imperial masters, as recorded in the Biblical books of the Maccabees. Whereas most scholars have dismissed the biblical accounts of religious persecution and cultural clash, Sylvie Honigman combines subtle literary analysis with deep historical insight
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Antiochus IV, King of Syria, approximately 215 B.C.-164 B.C.
Bible. Maccabees, 1st -- History of Biblical events.
Bible. Maccabees, 2nd -- History of Biblical events.
Jewish high priests -- History.
Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
Jews -- Kings and rulers -- Brothers
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