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Judea

Judea

Roman Rule: The Herodian Dynasty

Course
Roman Palestine
Lecture
1011 Lecture 6
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http://politeacademics.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
June 23, 2010
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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.

The Rise and Fall of the Hasmonean Kingdom

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http://theophyle.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
March 1, 2009

Alexander the Great changed the face of Judea along with the rest of the then-known world. He reigned as emperor from 356 to 323. BCE In 336 BCE he became king of Macedonia and of the Greek city-states conquered by his father, Philip II. Within a decade he defeated the Persians and fell heir to their empire.

Book
BCE Articles from Theophyle's English Blog - Babylon and the Second Temple Period
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