The Jewish Struggle Against the Seleucids
By (author) Bezalel Bar-Kochva
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Judas Maccabaeus by Bezalel Bar-Kochva
Book DescriptionThis book is an account of the battles fought by Judas Maccabeus between 166 and 160 B.C. against the forces of the Seleucids during the revolt of the Jews against domination by the Seleucid empire. It reexamines the accepted assessments of Judas Maccabeus' activities and achievements and seeks to reconstruct the course of the military and political events of his time. Part I examines the composition and strength of the armies on both sides, their armaments and operating methods, and discusses the extent of Judas Maccabeus' success. Following an introduction evaluating the Jewish writings from all points of view, Part II gives detailed accounts of the battles, including the terrain and the tactics employed, analysing and commenting on the relevant narratives from the Book of Maccabees. Numerous appendices discuss individual problems vital to the reconstruction of the historical developments.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521016834
(228mm x 152mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bezalel Bar-Kochva
Image of the Jews in Greek Literature, Paperback (February 2016)
Examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people, their religious, social, and political views; their literary and stylistic methods; ethnographic stereotypes current at the time; and more.
Seleucid Army, Paperback (March 2011)
A 1976 study of the organization and tactics of the Seleucid armies from 312 to 129 BC.
Pseudo Hecataeus, 'On the Jews', Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Bezalel Bar-Kochva
Debate over the authenticity of "On the Jews" has persisted for nearly 1,900 years. The author argues that the author of this treatise belonged to the moderate conservative Jews of Alexandria, whose practices were contrary to the contemporary trends of Hellenistic Judaism.
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