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Roman Rule: The Herodian Dynasty

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Course: 
Roman Palestine
Lecture: 
1011 Lecture 6

After the death of Herod the Great in the spring of 4 BCE, Antipas and Archelaus contested his last two wills before the emperor in Rome. Antipas favored the fifth will because in it he was sole heir; Archelaus, of course, preferred the sixth. After some delay the emperor made Archelaus ruler over Idumea, Judea, and Samaria with the title of ethnarch, promising that he could become king if he showed good leadership. He appointed Antipas tetrarch over Galilee and Perea and Philip tetrarch over Gaulanitis, Auranitis, Trachonitis, Batanea, Paneas, and Iturea.

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Author: 
Theophyle
Original Date: 
June 23, 2010
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The Fall of the Hasmonean Kingdom

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Course: 
Roman Palestine
Lecture: 
1011 Lecture 4

Combining Political and Religious Power

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Author: 
Theophyle
Original Date: 
June 19, 2010
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Jerusalem in the Persian Period - 1

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There is no doubt that the walls of the city were partly (but not completely) destroyed when the Babylonians conquered the city in 586 BCE (see, for example, Nehemiah 1:3; 2:3, 17). They also destroyed Solomon’s Temple along with much of the rest of the city and deported its citizens to Babylonia. In Jerusalem, “Only the poorest people in the land were left” (2 Kings 24:14).

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http://theophyle.wordpress.com
Author: 
Theophyle
Original Date: 
November 15, 2009
Book: 
BCE Articles from Theophyle's English Blog - Babylon and the Second Temple Period
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