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The First Roman – Jewish War

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Course: 
Roman Palestine
Lecture: 
1011 Lecture 11

The Romans entered Judean politics, ironically, by invitation of one Jewish faction that was in a power struggle with another. In 76 BCE Alexander Jannaeus, the last great king of the Hasmonean line, died. He was succeeded by his widow Salome Alexandra, who herself died in 67 BCE The royal couple’s two sons, Hyrcanus and Aristobulus, then fought each other for succession to the throne.

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Theophyle
Original Date: 
July 8, 2010
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