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The development of the high priesthood during the pre-Hasmonean period [electronic resource] : history, ideology, theology / by Maria Brutti.

By: Brutti, Maria.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism: v. 108.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 342 p.).ISBN: 9789047408758 (electronic bk.); 9047408756 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Josephus, Flavius. Antiquitates Judaicae | Bible. Apocrypha. Maccabees -- History of Biblical events | Jewish high priests -- History | Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D | Jos�ephe, Flavius. Antiquit�es juda�iques | Bible. A.T. Macchab�ees -- Histoire des �ev�enements bibliques | Grands pr�etres (Juda�isme) -- Histoire | Juifs -- Histoire -- 586 av. J.-C.-70 | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Rituals & Practice | Priesterschap | Hogepriesters | Jodendom | Hoherpriester | Judentum | Josephus, FlaviusGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Development of the high priesthood during the pre-Hasmonean period.DDC classification: 296.4/95 Other classification: 11.21 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover13; -- Copyright13; -- Dedication13; -- Contents13; -- Preface13; -- List of Abbreviations13; -- Part One: Preliminary Issues13; -- Chapter One: The Sources13; -- 1.1 First Maccabees -- 1.2 Second Maccabees -- 1.3 Flavius Josephus -- 1.4 Assessment of the Historiographic Sources -- 1.5 Other Sources -- Chapter Two: Philological Issues13; -- 2.1 Origins and Evolution of the Word 940;961;967;953;949;961;949;973;962; -- 2.2 The Chief-Priests and the Deputy High Priest -- 2.3 The meaning of the terms 960;961;959;963;964;940;964;951;962;8212;960;961;o963;964;945;963;943;945; -- Chapter Three: Historical Identity and Succession of the High Priests13; -- 3.1 The High Priests in the Books of the Maccabees -- 3.2 Jewish Antiquities and the Lists of High Priests -- 3.3 The 8220;Absence8221; of the High Priests -- 3.4 The 8220;940;961;967;953;961;949;973;962;8221; Ezechias -- 3.5 The Period of the Intersacerdotium -- 3.6 Excursus: Zadok8217;s Tradition -- 3.7 Part One: Conclusion -- Part Two: Reconstruction13; -- Chapter Four: The Rule of the Ptolemies and the Jewish High Priest13; -- 4.1 The Ptolemies and the Administration of Syria-Phoenicia -- 4.2 The situation of Judea under the Ptolemies -- 4.3 Hecataeus of Abdera and the High Priesthood -- 4.4 Eleazar in the Letter of Aristeas and in Flavius Josephus -- 4.5 Onias II and the issue of the 960;961;o963;964;945;963;943;945; -- Chapter Five: The Rule of the Seleucids and the Jewish High Priest13; -- 5.1 The Seleucids and the Administration of Coele-Syria -- 5.2 The Jews of the Diaspora under the first Seleucids -- 5.3 Antiochus III and the Juridical Status of the Jews -- 5.4 Antiochus IV Epiphanes and the Issue of Persecution -- 5.5 Simon 1503;1492;1499;1492; and 943;949;961;949;973;962; 972; 956;941;947;945;962; -- 5.6 Onias III in 2 Maccabees and Flavius Josephus -- 5.7 The 8220;Hellenizers8221; high priests: Jason and Menelaus -- 5.8 The High Priesthood of Alcimus -- Part Three: Synthesis -- Chapter Six: The Autonomy and Powers of the High Priests13; -- 6.1 The High Priest and the People -- 6.2 The High Priest and the Foreign Sovereign -- 6.3 Territorial Autonomy of the High Priest -- 6.4 The Hypothesis of the Pol164;teuma and the P227;trioi N210;moi -- Chapter 7: Ideological and Theological Re-Reading13; -- 7.1 The High Priest and the Temple -- 7.2 The Temple and the High Priest -- 7.3 Simon and the Covenant of the Eternal Priesthood -- 7.4 Theology and Ideology in Onias III8217;s 8220;Virtues8221; -- 7.5 The High Priests and Hellenism -- 7.6 Development or Decline? -- Conclusion13; -- 1.1 First Part: Preliminary questions -- 1.2 Second Part: Reconstruction -- 1.3 Third part: Synthesis -- Bibliography13; -- Index of Authors13; -- Index of Ancient Sources13.
Summary: This book deals with the Jewish High Priesthood between 301-152 BCE. It is of a historical-biblical-theological nature - historical, in as much as it refers to a chronological period and to the historiographic sources, and, biblical and theological because it questions a Biblical institution, its meaning and its religious function. The high priesthood's history is analysed on the basis of few and conflicting documents, starting from the question of power and the autonomy of the high priests under the rule of the Ptolemies and the Seleucids. However, the historical reconstruction is strongly determined by the political ideology and theological vision of the available sources on this subject.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-326) and indexes.

Cover13; -- Copyright13; -- Dedication13; -- Contents13; -- Preface13; -- List of Abbreviations13; -- Part One: Preliminary Issues13; -- Chapter One: The Sources13; -- 1.1 First Maccabees -- 1.2 Second Maccabees -- 1.3 Flavius Josephus -- 1.4 Assessment of the Historiographic Sources -- 1.5 Other Sources -- Chapter Two: Philological Issues13; -- 2.1 Origins and Evolution of the Word 940;961;967;953;949;961;949;973;962; -- 2.2 The Chief-Priests and the Deputy High Priest -- 2.3 The meaning of the terms 960;961;959;963;964;940;964;951;962;8212;960;961;o963;964;945;963;943;945; -- Chapter Three: Historical Identity and Succession of the High Priests13; -- 3.1 The High Priests in the Books of the Maccabees -- 3.2 Jewish Antiquities and the Lists of High Priests -- 3.3 The 8220;Absence8221; of the High Priests -- 3.4 The 8220;940;961;967;953;961;949;973;962;8221; Ezechias -- 3.5 The Period of the Intersacerdotium -- 3.6 Excursus: Zadok8217;s Tradition -- 3.7 Part One: Conclusion -- Part Two: Reconstruction13; -- Chapter Four: The Rule of the Ptolemies and the Jewish High Priest13; -- 4.1 The Ptolemies and the Administration of Syria-Phoenicia -- 4.2 The situation of Judea under the Ptolemies -- 4.3 Hecataeus of Abdera and the High Priesthood -- 4.4 Eleazar in the Letter of Aristeas and in Flavius Josephus -- 4.5 Onias II and the issue of the 960;961;o963;964;945;963;943;945; -- Chapter Five: The Rule of the Seleucids and the Jewish High Priest13; -- 5.1 The Seleucids and the Administration of Coele-Syria -- 5.2 The Jews of the Diaspora under the first Seleucids -- 5.3 Antiochus III and the Juridical Status of the Jews -- 5.4 Antiochus IV Epiphanes and the Issue of Persecution -- 5.5 Simon 1503;1492;1499;1492; and 943;949;961;949;973;962; 972; 956;941;947;945;962; -- 5.6 Onias III in 2 Maccabees and Flavius Josephus -- 5.7 The 8220;Hellenizers8221; high priests: Jason and Menelaus -- 5.8 The High Priesthood of Alcimus -- Part Three: Synthesis -- Chapter Six: The Autonomy and Powers of the High Priests13; -- 6.1 The High Priest and the People -- 6.2 The High Priest and the Foreign Sovereign -- 6.3 Territorial Autonomy of the High Priest -- 6.4 The Hypothesis of the Pol164;teuma and the P227;trioi N210;moi -- Chapter 7: Ideological and Theological Re-Reading13; -- 7.1 The High Priest and the Temple -- 7.2 The Temple and the High Priest -- 7.3 Simon and the Covenant of the Eternal Priesthood -- 7.4 Theology and Ideology in Onias III8217;s 8220;Virtues8221; -- 7.5 The High Priests and Hellenism -- 7.6 Development or Decline? -- Conclusion13; -- 1.1 First Part: Preliminary questions -- 1.2 Second Part: Reconstruction -- 1.3 Third part: Synthesis -- Bibliography13; -- Index of Authors13; -- Index of Ancient Sources13.

This book deals with the Jewish High Priesthood between 301-152 BCE. It is of a historical-biblical-theological nature - historical, in as much as it refers to a chronological period and to the historiographic sources, and, biblical and theological because it questions a Biblical institution, its meaning and its religious function. The high priesthood's history is analysed on the basis of few and conflicting documents, starting from the question of power and the autonomy of the high priests under the rule of the Ptolemies and the Seleucids. However, the historical reconstruction is strongly determined by the political ideology and theological vision of the available sources on this subject.

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