The Seleucid Administration of Judea, the High Priesthood and the Rise of the Hasmoneans

@article{Eckhardt2016TheSA,
  title={The Seleucid Administration of Judea, the High Priesthood and the Rise of the Hasmoneans},
  author={Benedikt Eckhardt},
  journal={Journal of Ancient History},
  year={2016},
  volume={4},
  pages={57 - 87}
}
The nature of Seleucid rule over Judea was to a large degree determined by the interaction between imperial and local traditions. The article studies the role of the Seleucid and the Judean high priesthood in this process. The first part deals with the pre-Hasmonean Seleucid administration. The current consensus that there was a groundbreaking reform in 178 BCE, based on the new inscription from Maresha, cannot be upheld. Contrary to the prevailing interpretation, there is no causal relation… Expand