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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 8:55 p.m. PST

"Following Jerusalem's destruction in 586 B.C.E., the Jewish People became subject to a series of foreign empiresóBabylonian, Persian, Greek, and Roman. The Maccabean Revolt in 167 B.C.E. was successful in overthrowing the Syrian-Greek (Seleucid) regime and bequeathed the Jews 13o years of freedom under the Hasmonean dynasty until the Romans' incorporation of Judaea into their expanding empire. Under Rome, the Herodian dynasty of client kings thrived for about a century until The Great Revolt (The First Revolt), which lasted from 66-73 C.E.. The biographies and histories of the Hasmoneans are related in Maccabees I & II and retold in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities, while those of the Herodians are recounted in Josephus' The Jewish War and Jewish Antiquities. Several Hasmonean and Herodian monarchs are mentioned variously in the Mishnah (e.g. Bikkurim and Sotah), as well as in the Qumranic literature such as Pesher Nachum…"
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