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Jewish States

Seth Schwartz

in The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780195188318
Published online January 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195188318.013.0007

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

 Jewish States

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This chapter examines the history of the formation of Jewish states, discussing the geography and phenomenology of the Jewish states, and the relation between ethnos and state. It highlights the incomplete consolidation of Judaism as the normative ideology of the Jews in the Achaemenid and Hellenistic periods, describes the Hasmonean state under Herod, and identifies the factors that contributed to state formation.

Keywords: Jewish states; geography; phenomenology; ethnos; Judaism; Hasmonean state; Herod; state formation

Article.  8441 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Middle Eastern Languages ; Greek and Roman Law ; Classical History

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