Cookies Policy
X

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

IV. Judas Maccabeus and the High Priesthood of Alcimus

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

This chapter is concerned with the policy of the Hasmoneans in relation to the next high priest, Alcimus. The period under study is between early 162 and 159, when Alcimus died. When Alcimus came to power part of the allies of Hasmoneans accepted his high priesthood. Judas himself died in the year 160 and Jonathan succeeded him. Three questions will guide this analysis: First, why did the Hasmoneans reject the high priesthood of Alcimus? Second, was Judas a high priest as stated by Josephus in Ant. 12.414, 419, 434, and as assumed by several modern scholars? Third, what was the nature of the leadership that Jonathan inherited from his brother, Judas? This treatise is important for two reasons. First, it addresses the important question of the alleged high priesthood of Judas. Second, it shows how the circumstances and events under discussion contributed to the institution of the Hasmonean high priesthood.

Keywords: Hasmoneans; high priest Alcimus; high priest Jonathan; Josephus; Judas Maccabeus

10.1163/9789004252042_006
/content/books/b9789004252042_006
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

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:
     
    The Institution of the Hasmonean High Priesthood — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation