Early Church History 3

The Palestinian Environment I


Good bibliography:

Warren Carroll. HISTORY OF CHRISTENDOM. Volume I

Henri Daniel-Rops. DAILY LIFE IN THE TIMES OF JESUS

F. F. Bruce. NEW TESTAMENT HISTORY

Hans Lietzmann & Henry Chadwick

Richard Horsley and John Hansons. BANDITS, PROPHETS AND MESSIAHS: POPULAR MOVEMENTS AT THE TIME OF JESUS.

I Maccabees 1: 1- 10.  "cultural imperialism"

Seleucids

Ptolemais, Archelais, Machaerus, Geraza, Pella, Gadara, Dera, Decapolis

High Priest Onias III (Simon, son of Jochanan)

Seleucus to Antiochus Epiphanes

Simon of Bilgah

Hyrcanus

Jason

II Maccabees 4: 10 acropolis, hat of Hermes, pancrateon

Menalaus and Lysimachus

Assumption of Moses, The Animal Apocalypse, Epistle of Enoch, Book of Daniel

Auditor Heliodorus

Maskilim

Judas, Jannaeus and Alexandra Solome

Hyrcanus II and Astrobulus II

Hasmoneans and Pharisees

Pompey

Aristobulus

Tacitus: "vacuum dedem et inancia arcana"

Antipater II: Herod Strategus of Galilee

Rubicon; Cassius

Second Triumverate: Marc Antony, Octavian, Lepidus

Cleopatra

Antigonus: "a curious tribute for a claimant to the high priesthood"

Masada; Mariamne

Sanhedrin: Sadducees (Saddok) and Pharisees

Messiah: Diaspora of the Righteous