Antiochus erects an altar to Zeus in the Jerusalem Temple.
Effectively ends national autonomy.
Subject to Rome
Also known as Herod the Great, son of Antipater. The Herods forged strong links in Rome.
Herod has to recapture his own kingdom in order to rule.
Rome decided to rule the area directly through prefects/procurators.
Successors of Alexander the Great. Included control of Palestine. Many Jews accepted a Hellenistic lifestyle during this dynasty.
Christians are persecuted even worse as a result.
Galba, Otho, Vitellius began and ended their reigns with remarkably quick succession. Vespasian was the fourth emperor of that year, and he lasted.
An edict of toleration issued by Constantine.
The turning point in Saul of Tarsus' life when he met the Risen Jesus.
Church leaders met to debate whether Gentiles should have to observe Torah regulations.
According to tradition
II Thessalonians is very disputed.
Very disputed authorship and dating.