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Recommended Readings

Ancient Voices:

Josephus, The Complete Works,  Translated by William Whiston, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 1998.

Maccabees, Books I and II, The Apocrypha

On the Hellenistic world:

Peter Green, Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age (University of California Press, 1990.

Grace Macurdy, Hellenistic Queens: A Study of Woman-Power in Macedonia, Seleucid Syria, and Ptolemaic Egypt, Ares Publishers, Chicago, 1932.

On Judea:

Lee I. Levine, Jerusalem: Portrait of the City in the Second Temple Period,  The Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, 2002.

On the Maccabees:

Maccabees, Books I and II, The Apocrypha

Elias Bickerman, From Ezra to the Last of the Maccabees: Foundations of Post-Biblical Judaism, Schocken, NY, 1962.

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