In The Institution of the Hasmonean High Priesthood, Vasile Babota offers an interdisciplinary study of the establishment of the Hasmonean priests as high priests in Jerusalem, from their revolt in 167 down to 140. The Hasmonean high priests exercised both religious and civil powers until 37 B.C.E. and some acted also as kings. Previous studies looked at them mainly from a biblical /Jewish perspective. Vasile Babota persuasively argues that the first high priests Jonathan and Simon acted as Hellenistic high priestly rulers. This conclusion is based on an analysis of the activity of the high priests Jonathan and Simon on internal and external levels, a comparison with earlier Jewish high priests, and a comparison with Hellenistic (Seleucid and Ptolemaic) high priests.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism , #165|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Vasile Babota (born 1974) earned a S.S.D. in 2010 from the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He is lecturer of Biblical Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, and at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome.
Table of Contents
Introduction1. Sources And Their Characteristics2. The Pre-Hasmonean High Priests of the Seleucid Period3. The Hasmonean Revolt and the High Priesthood of Menelaus 4. Judas Maccabeus and the High Priesthood of Alcimus5. Jonathan and the High Priestly Office: 159–152 B.C.E. 6. The High Priesthood of Jonathan: Part One (152–150 B.C.E.) 7. The High Priesthood of Jonathan: Part Two (150–145 B.C.E.) 8. The High Priesthood of Jonathan: Part Three (145–143 B.C.E.)9. The High Priesthood of Simon (142–140 B.C.E.)10. The Hasmonean High Priests and Their Priestly Descent