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In recent years, the history of modern Jewish scholarship has been the subject of great attention. Leopold Zunz ranks as the father and master of the academic study Judaism. He coined the term Wissenschaft des Judentums with reference to the prospering German academic humanities and, in his programmatic 1818 essay "Etwas über die rabbinische … [Further information]
This book recounts the nine decades of the Hasmonean rule of Judea (152 - 63 BCE) by going beyond the accounts of the Hasmoneans in Josephus in order to bring together new evidence to reconstruct how the Hasmonean family transformed their kingdom into a state that lasted until the arrival of the Romans. It examines the relationships between the … [Further information]