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Judas Maccabaeus: The Jewish Struggle Against the Seleucids


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August 2002

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

An account of Judas Maccabeus' battles against the Seleucid empire between 166 and 160 B.C.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of illustrations; Transliteration of Hebrew; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Part I. Historical Evaluation: 1. Introduction; 2. The number of combatants on each side; 3. The armament and tactical composition of the Jewish army; 4. The ethnic origin and fighting capability of the Seleucid phalanx; 5. The Seleucid army and mountain warfare; 6. The military achievements of the Jewish forces; 7. The battlefields, tactics and leadership of Judas Maccabaeus; Part II. Accounts of the Battles: Introduction, Text and Commentary: 8. The sources: their date, provenance and characteristics; 9. The beginning of the Revolt and the battle against Apollonius; 10. The ambush for Seron at the Beth Horon Ascent; 11. The ceremony at Mizpah and the Ammaus campaign; 12. Lysias' first expedition and the raid near Beth Zur; 13. Lysias' second expedition and the battle at Beth Zacharia; 14. The negotiations with Nicanor and the encounter at Kafar Salama; 15. The battle of Adasa and Nicanor Day; 16. Bacchides' second expedition and the battle of Elasa; Conclusion; Appendices; Excursus; Plates; Abbreviations; References; Indexe locorum; general index; Index of Greek terms; Index of Hebrew words and phrases.
EAN: 9780521016834
ISBN: 0521016835
Untertitel: 'Jewish Struggle Against the Se'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2002
Seitenanzahl: 692 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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