But, "since Josephus protests against it as unlawful, it is not likely that this practice was widespread." See Goodman, The Ruling Class of Judaea
: The Origins of the Jewish Revolt Against Rome A.D.
The areas currently called Judaea
and Samaria, and the subject of this paper, first became part of the Crusader Kingdom around 1099 and remained so until 1187, the so-called First Kingdom, or Kingdom of Jerusalem.
It is with this sense of striving against common sense, going back in Judaea
to early biblical times, that I embark upon an exercise that is, in a way, a response to the work of some contemporary and non-Christian Chinese thinkers, in particular Professor Yang Huilin of Renmin University of China in Beijing, on what they have described as "scriptural reasoning" and its connections with the sense of the perversity that lies at the heart of Christianity and its core that characterizes the work of the Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic, Zizek (see Zizek 2003).
As my responsibility as the Procurator of Judaea
demands a decision, I cannot get away with a 'maybe.' Such a luxury only philosophers can afford," he added with a smile directed at Melius.
Yihye Tovin free translation "It's all gonna be fine"penned by poet and humorist Yehonatan Geffen may as well be the anthem of [Young Judaea
Camp] Tel Yehuda.
Mithradates' regional power was impressive but his insistence on war with Rome only accelerated the demise of independent Hellenistic rule in the Levant, and by the time he committed suicide most of Asia Minor, Cilicia, Syria and Judaea
had been brought under the fold of the Res Publica.
Herod's kingdom of Judaea
is like a treasure island full of perfume and incense, Jewels and exotica.
The historian Pliny the elder explains the invention of glass, the ingredients used, and of its manufacture: "In Syria there is a region known as Phoenice adjoining Judaea
Learn the truth, starting with Tacitus: "Titus was appointed to complete the subjugation of Judaea
...he commanded three legions ...amongst his allies were a band of Arabs, harboring towards the Jews...bitter animosity..."http://a7.org/pictures/291/291646.jpg' style="float:right;" />
"There followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea
, and from beyond Jordan" (Matt.
Surely they will find that Palestine is part of the Levant, meaning Syria, Lebanon and Jordan and Palestine (now the West Bank, Gaza and the bulk of the area taken over by force by the Zionist settlers in the heart of Palestine: Judaea
and Galilee and the Negev Desert).
"Everyone knows that measured and restrained building in Judaea
and Samaria (the West Bank) in the coming year will have no influence on the peace map."