Lawrence H. Schiffman is the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Yeshiva University.
Palestine goes Greek.
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
Jewish factions rebel against Roman rule in Palestine.
Judea becomes a Roman tributary.
While the Seleucids and Ptolemies battled for control of Palestine, Hellenism--the synthesis of Greek and native Near Eastern cultures--took hold.
The historical importance and practical history of rebuilding ancient Judaism's sacred center.
These two reformers charted a course for the future of Judaism.
Politics from Artaxerxes to Zerubbabel
Rebuilding the Temple and the reign of Cyrus