Selucid control of Palestine passes from the Ptolemies following the defeat of Ptolemy V at Pan.
He is both King and High Priest
succeeds Simon and extends boarders of the nation beyond the limits of the territory controlled by Solomon.
Herod has him drowned at Herod's spa in Jericho. Hasmonean threat is eliminated.
kingdom divided between Archelaus, Antipas, and Philip).
likely done by Nero, Christians blamed
Bar Kochba rebellion put down by Rome. Hadrian expels Jews from Jerusalem
Origins of the Septuagint, translation of Pentateuch into Greek, and other OT and apocryphal books.
to reform Judaism without temple cults.
1 John 4:1-3
Acts 15:36-41; Acts 18:20-22