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Hellenistic Period, 332-166 BCE

  1. Overview
    1. Hellenism 332-167, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem- Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991.
    2. Overview- Jews and Judaism from Alexander to the Maccabees (332-63 BCE)
    3. Biblical History- From Alexander the Great to the Roman Conquest, 332-37 BCE, Steven Feldman, COJS.
  2. Artifacts
    1. Bust of Alexander the Great, 340-330 BCE
    2. Alexander the Great Coin, 340-323 BCE
    3. Alexander Mosaic, 333 BCE
    4. Gold Earring, 332-37 BCE
    5. Silver Tetradrachma Coins from Ashkelon, 4th century BCE
    6. Clay Tablet, 331 BCE
    7. Death of Alexander the Great, 323 BCE
    8. Silver Drachma Coin, 323 BCE
    9. Ptolemy I Soter, 323-283 BCE
    10. Aristotle, 384-322 BCE
    11. Coin of Seleucus I, 305-281 BCE
    12. First Royal Portrait, 305 BCE
    13. Hoard of Coins, 300 BCE
    14. Egyptian Coin, 300 BCE
    15. The Library of Alexandria, 3rd century BCE
    16. Letter of Zenon, 3rd century BCE
    17. Silver Tetradrachmas from Dor, 3rd century BCE
    18. Jerusalem Stamped Handles, 3rd-2nd century BCE
    19. Kiryat Sefer Coins, 3rd-2nd century BCE
    20. Dan Inscription, 2nd-3rd century BCE
    21. Berenice Coin, 288-246 BCE
    22. The Septuagint, 285-246 BCE
    23. The Lighthouse of Alexandria, 285-247 BCE
    24. Coins of Antiochus I, 280-261 BCE
    25. Zenon Papyrus, 259 BCE
    26. Letter from Tobias, 257 BCE
    27. Samaritan Synagogue Inscriptions, 250-50 BCE
    28. Hannibal, 247-183 BCE
    29. Ptolemy IV Philopater, 222-204 BCE
    30. Coin of Ptolemy V, 204-180 BCE
    31. Rosetta Stone, 196 BCE
    32. The Oldest Marriage Contract, 176 BCE
    33. Coin of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, c. 169/8-164 BCE
    34. Silver Tetradrachm of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, 164 BCE
    35. Papyrus Faud 266, 2nd-1st century BCE
    36. Hellenistic Bullae
    37. Hellenistic Oil Lamp
    38. Pharos Beaker
    39. Seal Impression on a Jug Handle
    40. Zeus of Carmel Statue Fragment
    41. Terracotta Statuette of Aphrodite
  3. Articles
    1. Andrew Lawler, The Wonders of Alexandria, Smithsonian Magazine, April 2007.
    2. “The World of Alexander Was Rich and Beautiful Even Before the Movies,” New York Times, December 31, 2004.
    3. Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Lawrence Schiffman, From Text to Tradition, Ktav Publishing House, Hoboken, NJ, 1991, p.120-138.
    4. Lee I. Levine. “The Age of Hellenism- Alexander the Great and the Rise and Fall of the Hasmonean Kingdom.”
    5. Lee I. Levine. “The Age of Hellenism- Alexander the Great and the Rise and Fall of the Hasmonean Kingdom.” Part II
    6. Jewish Encyclopedia- Alexander the Great
    7. Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World, Robert Drews, Vanderbilt University.
    8. Religious Changes in the Hellenistic Period, Robert Drews, Vanderbilt University.
    9. The Remarkable Story of Hellenistic Judaism, Robert Drews, Vanderbilt University.
    10. The Septuagint, Emanuel Tov, Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, Fortress Press, Minneapolis 1992.
    11. How the Septuagint Differs, Biblical Archaeology Review, Jun 1976.
    12. New York Times Front-Pages Samaria Papyri, BAR 6-02, Mar-Apr 1980.
    13. BARlines- Four Chapters of First Century B.C. Ecclesiasticus Scroll Displayed in Jerusalem, BAR 7-02, Mar-Apr 1981.
    14. Scholars’ Corner- Bible’s Psalm 20 Adapted for Pagan Use, BAR 11-01, Jan-Feb 1985.
    15. Books in Brief- Gezer III, BAR 17-02, Mar-Apr 1991.
    16. Strata- Alexandria’s Lighthouse Found, But Will Its Library Disappear? Gabrielle Deford, BAR 23-03, May-Jun 1997.
    17. What’s For Dinner? The Answer Is In the Pot, Andrea M. Berlin, BAR 25-06, Nov-Dec 1999.
    18. Strata- Woollae Bullae, Devra Wexler, BAR 26-03, May-Jun 2000.
    19. Strata- Raised from the Deep, BAR 28-05, Sep-Oct 2002.
    20. Marisa Tomb Paintings, David M. Jacobson, BAR 30-02, Mar-Apr 2004.
  4. Maps
    1. The Hellenistic Empire, 300 BCE
    2. The Seleucid Empire, 200 BCE

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