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Hasmonean Religious Ideology

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Course: 
Roman Palestine
Lecture: 
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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Author: 
Theophyle
Original Date: 
June 14, 2010
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The Age of Hellenism – 1 / Jews and Greeks

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The Greco-Persian Wars

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Author: 
Theophyle
Original Date: 
December 27, 2009
Book: 
BCE Articles from Theophyle's English Blog - Babylon and the Second Temple Period
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