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Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Sol Goldberg
Semester
Winter

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February 6 12 Literature of the Hasmonean DynastyHistorical Background Radical social changeGreek cultureHellenismelements of Greek culture which influenced and intertwined with local elements of culture in the society nd Hellenizationused in 2 book of Maccabees 413such an extreme of Hellenismwickedness of JasonImpact of Hellenismimpact on Jewish literatureTime period536332 BCE Persian Period175161 BCE Hellenization crisis332167 BCE Hellenistic Period167141 BCE Hasmonean Uprising14163 BCE Hasmonean State Jewish sovereignty63 BCE70 CE Roman Rule in varying formsThe literature about the Jews was positiveJosephusJews retaining their own laws and customsJews have approved status inthe Hellenistic PeriodLater on Judea came under the control of an Egyptian ruler and a Syrian rulertying to rule a vast empire Seleucid dynasty Syrian phase but Greek rulerPtolemaic dynasty Egyptian phase but Greek rulerRebuilding of the temple lower taxes positive attitudegenerous provisionsDecree of A
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