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From 76-67 BCE a remarkable woman governed ancient Israel as its sole ruler - Queen Salome Alexandra. After the death of her husband, King Alexander Jannaeus, the country was on the verge of civil war. Jannaeus had ruthlessly persecuted his religious enemies. Salome Alexandra assumed power, competently reformed the government, and inaugurated fiscal and political policies that led to what was likely the most prosperous and peaceful period in ancient Israel's history. By examining the life and times of Salome Alexandra, this study will hopefully bring to light the achievements of this amazing woman that have been neglected by scholars of women's studies and history, and in the process uncover a unique period during which women attained unprecedented freedoms and reigned over men.
©2005 Kenneth Atkinson
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