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Bibil Identifier bibil:213180
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Rehoboam's Fortified Cities (II Chr 11,5–12)
Title (English, ) A Hasmonean Reality?
Author Finkelstein, Israel
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 123, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 92-107 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article brings together textual, archaeological and geographical data in an attempt to date the list of Rehoboam's fortified cities (II Chr 11,5–12). It shows that the list does not correspond to any Iron Age reality and that it fits the period of Hasmonean rule, probably in the days of John Hyrcanus in the second half of the 2nd century BCE. The article then discusses the historical circumstances that could have led to the composition of the list.
DOI 10.1515/ZAW.2011.007
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Divided Monarchy (933-587) : From the Separation to about the 8th cent. : Judah (from the schism to Amaziah 782) : Rehoboam
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Hellenistic Period (333-63) : From the 2d cent. to the Roman Dominion (200-63) : Hasmoneans : John Hyrcanus and Aristobulus I
Pericopes 2 Chronicles 11,5-11,12
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