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see MaccabeesMaccabees
or Machabees
, Jewish family of the 2d and 1st cent. B.C. that brought about a restoration of Jewish political and religious life. They are also called Hasmoneans or Asmoneans after their ancestor, Hashmon.
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When Aristobulus summons Theagenes to Spain to assist him with the match, Theagenes attempts to heal the negotiations by achieving close relationships with prominent members of the Roman Catholic clergy, balancing his loyalty to his patron, devotion to his prince and commitment to his religion (PM 172-80).
3 implies that this story was not given by Ptolemy and Aristobulus, but Badian 1968:185-86 argues that the detail given by the other sources probably was in Hieronymus's account, whether or not it was historical.
As an aristocrat d King Aristobulus was a Sadducee.
In Egypt, Artapanus, Ezekiel, The Letter of Aristeas, Aristobulus and Philo represent `convergence' with the ambient culture, while antagonism toward that culture is determinative of Wisdom of Solomon, 3 Maccabees, Joseph and Aseneth, and the Egyptian Sibylline Oracles.
42) The double names, Hebrew and Greek, of the rulers of the Maccabean dynasty, from the generation of John Hyrcanus (134-104 BCE) down, as well as the nickname adopted by Judah Aristobulus I (104-103 BCE) - philhellen, "lover of Greeks"-are further evidence of the forces pulling in the direction of accommodation with the outside world.
In the first sentence of the next section Strabo cites Aristobulus for a description of the river Polytimetus in Sogdiana.
Alexander the Great is just dead; I do not think he was poisoned; betwixt you and me, all those are but idle stories: it is certain that neither Ptolemy nor Aristobulus thought so, and they were with him when [he] died.
His successful request gave him the opportunity to command troops against Aristobulus of Judaea and Archelaus in Alexandria (Plus.
Plutarch was the son of Aristobulus, himself a biographer and philosopher.
The 21 papers consider royal patronage, foreign policy, Ptolemaic policy in Nubia, Aristobulus and Pseudo-Aristeas as examples of Alexandrian Jewish approaches, the problem of sibling marriage, the woman's voice of Ihweret as focalizer in the First Tale of Setne Khaemwas, and other topics.
741, giving Zeus rather than Uranus as the first deity, and citing Aristobulus as his source.
And the revelation of the divine oneness could be placed under the authority of Orpheus, who was presented by the Jew Aristobulus as a disciple of Moses (in Orpheus's Testament, from the Hellenistic period) or the oracle of Apollo at Claros (by Cornelius Labeo in the 2nd or 3rd century AD), while a god Iao, whose name must be a transposition of Yahwe, is invoked in magic or theurgic texts.