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  • Hasmoneans
  • The Benefit of the Doubt

    Recently, archaeological remains were discovered in Jerusalem that affirmed the presence of Hasmoneans in Jerusalem during the second century BC. This was in accord with historical texts, such as the book of 1 Maccabees. In this brief article, Dr....
  • The First Year of Herod the Great's Reign

    understood it. As for the second “contradiction,” Steinmann says that there is noevidence of any government by the Hasmoneans until 162 BC, therefore the 126 years had to be reckoned from 36 BC, not 37 BC. But as discussed in the previous article of...
  • Divine Healer: Jesus vs. Eshmun

    just north of the Temple Mount. These reservoirs are 13 meters (42 feet) deep and were constructed about 200 BC by the Hasmoneans to collect water for washing the sheep that were to be used for sacrifice. But, it is probable that the incident of John 5...
  • The Winter 2014 Dig at Khirbet el-Maqatir

    appears that in the mid-first century BC (Late Hellenistic period) a small, but strongly fortified city was built by the Hasmoneans on top of the ruins of the Late Bronze Age fortress of Ai and the Iron Age I (Judges period) village of Ephron. I have...
  • Jesus Celebrates Hanukkah!

    the Hanukka days, eight of them....When the Greeks entered the Temple Sanctuary, they contaminated all the oil. When the Hasmoneans defeated them, they searched and found only one cruse of oil bearing the High Priest's seal. The cruse had enough oil for...
  • The Slaughter of the Innocents: Historical Fact or Legendary Fiction?

    Tom 2008 Herod. The Holy Land’s Visionary Builder. National Geographic 214/6:34-59. Netzer, Ehud 2001 The Palaces of the Hasmoneans and Herod the Great. Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi Institute and Israel Exploration Society.
  • Golgotha: A Reconsideration of the Evidence for the Sites of Jesus' Crucifixion and Burial

    present Citadel. It would have been more logical if the old road going west through the slight valley here remained. The Hasmoneans rebuilt sections of old Israelite walls, and a northern Israelite gate may well have been located here to connect with a...
  • The So-Called Jesus Family Tomb 'Rediscovered' in Jerusalem

    Harold 1980 Herod Antipas. A Contemporary of Jesus Christ. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. Ilan, Tal 1987 The Names of the Hasmoneans in the Second Temple Period. Eretz Israel 19:238-241 (Hebrew). English summary, p. 70*. 2002 Lexicon of Jewish Names in...

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