The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1997 - History - 450 pages
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This superior account of the development of Jewish nationalism offers one of those rare glimpses into the past that can truly illuminate the present. In The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism Doron Mendels combines his unique insight into ancient Palestine with a careful analysis of historical and literacy sources, from Josephus to New Testament apocrypha, to explore the development of Jewish nationalism within the context of the Hellenistic world. Originally published as part of the Anchor Bible Reference Library, this study is of interest not only for its brilliant discussion of Jewish nationalism during the Second Temple period but also because its subject matter echoes the thorny questions raised by the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks of today.
 

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The rise and fall of Jewish nationalism: the history of Jewish and Christian ethnicity in Palestine within the Greco-Roman period (200 B. C. E.-135 C. E.)

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This new title in the "Anchor Bible Reference Library'' series proves that nationalism is not a modern phenomenon in the volatile Middle East but existed as a major force in ancient times as well ... Read full review

Contents

Nationalism in the Hellenistic World in the Third Through First Centuries BCE
13
Nationalism and the Concept of History in the Ancient Near East
35
Jewish Kingship in the Hasmonean Period
55
The Concept of Territory Borders and Boundaries 20063 BCE
81
Jerusalem Capital Temple and Cult 20063 BCE
107
From Militia to Army 16863 BCE
161
The Jewish Nationalistic Movement After the Roman Occupation of Palestine
191
Kingship after the Roman Occupation From Basileia to Alternative Concepts
209
The Polemus Quietus and the Revolt of Bar Kokhba 132135 CE
385
What Did Greek and Latin Authors Think of Jewish Nationalism?
395
The Maccabean Period
403
Herods Kingdom
404
The Division of Herods Kingdom
405
The Kingdom of Agrippa I
406
Map of The Roman Empire from Augustus to Trajan
407
Selected Bibliography
409

From the Territorial to the ATerritorial after the Roman Occupation
243
Jerusalem and the Temple 63 BCE66 CE
277
The Army 63 BCE70 CE
333
Nationalism in Revolution The Great War Against Rome 6670 cur
355

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