The Maccabees: The Hasmonaean Dynasty between Malachi and Matthew delves into the fascinating history of the Hasmonaean dynasty, which played a critical role in shaping the Jewish religion and culture during the Second Temple period. The book tells the story of the Maccabees, a Jewish family who rose to power in the 2nd century BCE and led a rebellion against the Seleucid Empire to reclaim their religious freedom. The book takes a detailed look at the key players of the Hasmonaean dynasty, including Mattathias ben Johanan, who helped spark the Maccabean Revolt, and John Hyrcanus, the first Hasmonaean ruler to be crowned as King. It also examines the reigns of Aristobulus II and Alexander Jannaeus, who were notable for their religious reforms and political decisions. The book also delves into the internal conflicts and struggles for power within the Hasmonaean dynasty, as well as the conflicts with other Jewish sects, such as the Sadducees and the Pharisees. It also explores the impact of Roman rule on the Hasmonaean dynasty and the ultimate decline and fall of the dynasty. With a wealth of historical information and expert analysis, The Maccabees: The Hasmonaean Dynasty between Malachi and Matthew offers a comprehensive and engaging look into this important period in Jewish history. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of the Jewish people, the Second Temple period, and the origins of modern-day Jewish religious practices and beliefs.
- Publisher: Christian Publishing House (January 23, 2023)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 197 pages
- ISBN-13: 979-8374762365
- Item Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.45 x 9 inches
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).