The 'Yannai Line' (BJ I, 99-100; AJ XIII, 390–91): Reality or Fiction?

  title={The 'Yannai Line' (BJ I, 99-100; AJ XIII, 390–91): Reality or Fiction?},
  author={Alexander Fantalkin and Oren Tal},
  journal={Palestine Exploration Quarterly},
  pages={108 - 123}
Abstract Josephus has supplied us with a detailed description of Alexander Jannaeus' defensive alignment, erected in ca 86/85 B.C.E. against Antiochus XII Dionysus on his way to Arabia. The term 'Yannai Line' was coined by the late J. Kaplan, who in a series of preliminary publications attempted to relate archaeological remains discovered in Tel Aviv and Bene Braq to this defensive alignment. Archaeological and historical studies dealing with the Late Hellenistic (Hasmonean) period in Ancient… 
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