The use of the term Judean
undermines the continuity between ancient Jews and modern ones, Reinhartz argues--distorting the history of anti-Semitism.
Many of the captive Judeans
were settled on tributaries of the Euphrates, which inspired the words of Psalm 137: "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
Please note: this wasn't a group of rogue Roman soldiers, drunk on cheap Judean
wine, getting their jollies from the screams and pleading of Jewish parents who understood neither the ways of the world nor that of power, all the while plunging their swords through helpless male children.
Doran postulates that Antiochus IV Epiphanes' prohibition of circumcision, Sabbath, and dietary laws was based on the premise that ancestral laws must not be followed, not knowing that Judean
ethnic mores were rooted in the religious ikkar (principle) of the One God, which seeded the successful Hasmonean rebellion.
As part of this systematic revitalization of Judean
society, alongside these specific religious injunctions, the issue of intermarriage became a focus of great concern (e.
Some 1,875 years ago, Bar Kokhba's Judean
soldiers used the cave as a hideout during the savage second war for liberation (132-136 CE) from the Romans.
Andrea Magda -- PNN - It is first day at school for the Palestinian Bedouin children of the Jahalin community, in the Judean
Desert: But this year is different: They resume their studies in a new school building build of bamboo.
The problem with considering Josephus as an authority especially for the reconstruction of Judean
history is that--unlike the claim of Tacitus (Ann.
CDATA[ The PA's anger over the inclusion of Judean
sites as part of Israel's heritage proves that MKs were right to fight for it, says Likud's Elkin.
This was demonstrated in post-analysis of two case-studies of floods in the Judean
Desert in Israel, where cell phone towers and flash floods are abundant.
For nearly 2,000 years, caves in the Judean
Desert sheltered hundreds of scrolls and fragments now known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Beit Zayit, founded by immigrants in 1949 in the Judean
Hills outside Jerusalem, began as a cooperative agricultural community.