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Qumran and Yahad Community

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Course: 
Roman Palestine
Lecture: 
1011 Lecture 7

Locating Qumran – the beginnings of the story

Qumran (Khirbet  Qumran) is located on a dry plateau about  two kilometers (a mile) inland from the northwestern shore of the cin Israel. The site was constructed sometime during the reign of John Hyrcanus, 134-104 BC and saw various phases of occupation until, in the summer of 68, Titus and his X Fretensis legion destroyed it. It is best known as the settlement nearest to the hiding place of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the caves of the sheer desert cliffs.

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Theophyle
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June 27, 2010
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The Fall of the Hasmonean Kingdom

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Course: 
Roman Palestine
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1011 Lecture 4

Combining Political and Religious Power

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Theophyle
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June 19, 2010
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Hasmonean Religious Ideology

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Course: 
Roman Palestine
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1011 Lecture 1

In the religious sphere, the Hasmoneans were committed to ridding their territories of all idolatrous practices. Religious purification of the land became a basic policy. Sometimes this meant driving out pagan inhabitants altogether and then purifying the site; at other times, conversion of the populace was required. Entire populations, both urban and rural, were thus brought into the Jewish fold. The two outstanding examples of this policy were the conversion of the Idumeans by John Hyrcanus and the conversion of the Itureans by Aristobulus I.

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June 14, 2010
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