On Judeans and Jews: The Hasmonean State and the Books of Maccabees

New Hybrid course with Professor Daniel R. Schwartz. Tuesdays, 4:00p.m. - 5:15p.m. (Israel time) -- Starting Nov 8th, 2022.

Tuesday, 08/11/2022 | 16:00 - 17:15
Tuesday, 15/11/2022
Tuesday, 22/11/2022
Tuesday, 29/11/2022
Schechter Institutes of Jewish Studies and Online

The Hasmonean state was born in a rebellion against Seleucid rule in the 160s BCE, and was extinguished by the Roman conquest of Judea a century later. Its first several decades are known to us from two main sources, 1 and 2 Maccabees—and while the former is a Hebrew book produced by a mouthpiece of the Hasmonean state, the second is a Greek work produced by a Jew of the Hellenistic diaspora, whose allegiance was to “Judaism” (a word that first appears in his work). Our study of the Hasmoneans will therefore be bound up with a comparison of “Judean” and “Judaic” values and ideas.


ILS 260 ($80) for 4 classes

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10% discount price for simultaneous registration for 2 series or more

15% discount price for simultaneous registration for 3 series or more.


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