Judea under Roman Domination: The First Generation of Statelessness and Its Legacy
Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017 pp. xxii +529. $79.95
Early Judaism and Its Literature, 46
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Description: Investigate a relatively neglected but momentous period in Judean history
Nadav Sharon closely examines a critical period in Judean history, which saw the end of the Hasmonean dynasty and the beginning of Roman domination of Judea leading up to the kingship of Herod (67-37 BCE). In this period renowned Roman figures such as Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, Gaius Cassius (a conspirator against Caesar), and Mark Anthony, led the Roman Republic on the eve of its transformation into an Empire, each having his own dealings with and holding sway over Judea at different times. This volume explores the impact of the Roman conquest on the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, enhances the understanding of later Judean-Roman relations and the roots of the Great Revolt, and examines how this early period of Roman domination had an impact on later developments in Judean society and religion.
Part one dedicated to reconstructing Judean history from the death of Alexander to the reign of King Herod
Part two examining the effects of Roman domination on Judean society
Maps, illustrations, and appendices
Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel, Greco-Roman Period
Review by G. Anthony Keddie
Citation: G. Anthony Keddie, review of Nadav Sharon, Judea under Roman Domination: The First Generation of Statelessness and Its Legacy, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
Review by Joshua Schwartz
Citation: Joshua Schwartz, review of Nadav Sharon, Judea under Roman Domination: The First Generation of Statelessness and Its Legacy, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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