Jerusalem Portrait of the City in the Second Temple Period (538 B. C. E. -70 C. E. )

ISBN-10: 0827607504
ISBN-13: 9780827607507
Edition: 2002
Authors: Lee I. Levine
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Publication date: 12/2/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 500
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
From Cyrus to the Hasmoneans
The Persian Era (539-332 B.C.E.)
The Restoration of City and Temple
The First Returnees: Hopes Thwarted by Hardships
The Temple Rebuilt
The Era of Ezra and Nehemiah
The Enigmatic Fourth Century B.C.E.
The Persian Era in Perspective
The Hellenistic Era (332-141 B.C.E.)
The Ptolemaic Era (301-198 B.C.E.)
The Seleucid Era (198-141 B.C.E.)
The Hasmonean Era (141-63 B.C.E.)
The Hasmonean Factor in Jerusalem Society
Three Episodes in Hasmonean Jerusalem
The Urban Setting
Political and Religious Groupings in Hasmonean Jerusalem
Common Judaism under the Hasmoneans
Hellenization in Hasmonean Jerusalem
The End of an Era
Herodian Jerusalem
The Historical Dimension
Transition to Roman Rule
From Pompey's Conquest to the Rise of Herod (63-37 B.C.E.)
Herodian Politics: At Home and Abroad (37-4 B.C.E.)
Herodian Rule in Jerusalem
Herod's Domestic Woes
Evaluating Herod and His Rule
The Reign of Archelaus (4 B.C.E.-6 C.E.)
The Urban Landscape
The Antonia
The Western Towers
Herod's Palace
Entertainment Institutions
Funerary Remains
Water Supply and Installations
The Temple and Temple Mount
The Temple Mount: Physical Dimensions and Functions
The Temple and Its Courts
Temple Functionaries
The Temple as a Religious Focus
Jerusalem in the Greco-Roman Orbit: The Extent and Limitations of Cultural Fusion
The Temple
Residential Quarters
Funerary Remains
Political Institutions
Language
Pharisaic Exegesis
Defining the Limits of Acculturation
The First Century C.E.
The Historical Dimension
Direct Roman Rule: The Earlier Period (6-41 C.E.)
Jerusalem under Agrippa I (41-44 C.E.)
Procuratorial Rule (44-66 C.E.): The Collapse of Jerusalem Society
The Urban Configuration
Geographical Expansion
The Third Wall
Topography
The Lower City
The Upper City
The Northern Commercial Quarter
The Bezetha Quarter (the New City)
Demography
Economic Activity
The Use of Rabbinic Literature in the Study of Second Temple Jerusalem
Social Stratification
The Social Dimension
High Priests
Priests
The Herodian Dynasty
The Nonpriestly Aristocracy
Diaspora Jews
Religious Ambience
Religious Life in First-Century Jerusalem
Scribes
The Christian Community
Common Judaism in First-Century Jerusalem
Synagogues
The Destruction of Jerusalem (66-70 C.E.)
Causes of the Revolt
Jerusalem during the Revolt (66-70 C.E.)
The Siege and Fall of the City
Epilogue
Glossary
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Subject Index

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