A History of New Testament Times in Palestine

A History of New Testament Times in Palestine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...do not refer to the same act of Caesar. Ant. xiv. 10: 2. and made Antipater a Roman citizen and procurator of Judea.1 It also appears that some of its old judicial rights were returned to the Gerousia.2 He further granted Hyrcanus the right to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem,3 abolished the divisions of Gabinius, gave the Jews freedom from supporting Roman soldiers or Privileges furnishing auxiliaries, a reduction of their tribute dur-Jews. ing the sabbatical year,4 and the possession of Joppa.3 Subsequently several other places were restored; the Jews were termed the confederates of the Romans;' their religious customs were still fully guaranteed them, not alone in Judea, but in Alexandria and elsewhere, and their feasts were excepted from legislation against "Bacchanal rioting," both in Rome itself and in the provinces. The Jews of Alexandria were further recognised as citizens of that place.7 In the light of these privileges it is little wonder that the Jews should have been among the most sincere mourners of Caesar's death. Thus established as representative of Rome in New offices Judea, at least coordinate with the high priest, Anti-JJAntipater pater at once proceeded to build up the fortunes of his family, as well as to restore tranquillity to Judea. His son, Phasaelus, he made governor of Jerusalem and its surrounding country; while Herod, his younger son. he put in charge of Galilee. An opportunity for displaying his energy met Herod at the outset of his 1 War, i. 10:1-3. 8 Ant. xiv. 8:6. 2 Ant. xiv. 9: 3-6. Ant. xiv. 10: 5, 6. 6 It is possible that the latter half of Ant. xiv. 10: G belongs to a decree of the Senate of 44 B.c, but the first half, at least, certainly belongs to 47. See Schiirer, Div. 1.1. 381 n., and...show more

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  • 9781236822062