Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Dating Documents In Herodian Judaea

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The study of date formulas on ancient documents may yield results that go beyond diplomatics. The terminology used may shed light on governmental organization, political ideologies and group identities. With these possibilities in mind, we search for date formulas from Judaea during the reign of Herod the Great. Such a search is particularly timely after the nearly complete publication of the manuscripts from sites in the Judaean desert, especially Qumran and Nahal Hever. Herod reigned for over three decades over relatively extensive territories, and both archaeological remains and written material from his kingdom are abundant. Yet only three date formulas survive. They all display a regnal dating. The extant Herodian materials suggest that Herod would not have followed suit. The reasons for an avoidance of such specification may have to do with Herods ambitions, rather than any Roman restrictions on client kings.

Keywords: Herod; Herodian Judaea; Nahal Hever; Qumran



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Herod and Augustus — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation