Queen Salome: Jerusalem's Warrior Monarch of the First Century B.C.E.

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Queen Salome: Jerusalem's Warrior Monarch of the First Century B.C.E.

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As the ruler of Judea from 76 to 67 B.C.E., Queen Salome Alexandra (ca. 141 b.c.e.-67 b.c.e.) appointed the kingdom's high priest, led its men in battle, subjugated neighboring kings, and stopped the religious violence that plagued her society. Presiding over Judea's greatest period of peace and prosperity, she shaped the Judaism of Jesus' day as well as our own. Virtually unknown today, Queen Salome remained so unique that historians have largely ignored her rather than try to explain the perplexing circumstances that brought her to power. This volume recreates Queen Salome's fascinating life and the time in which she lived--an age when women ruled the Middle East. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

Salome Alexandra, -- 139 B.C.-67 B.C.; Jews -- Kings and rulers -- Biography; Palestine -- Biography;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780786470020

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

McFarland & Co.

City

Jefferson, NC

Department

Department of History

Object Description

xi, 284 pages : ill. ; 23 cm

Language

EN

Queen Salome: Jerusalem's Warrior Monarch of the First Century B.C.E.

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