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- the capital city of Judaea
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Ptolemy captures Jerusalem.
Ptolemy captures Jerusalem.
Ptolemy visits Jerusalem, and attempts to enter the temple.
minister of Seleucus, visits Jerusalem, but is deterred from robbing
Lysimachus the brother of Menelaus is killed in a riot at Jerusalem.
Antiochus robs the temple at Jerusalem.
Antiochus captures Jerusalem, and massacres the inhabitants.
suppresses his opponents in Jerusalem, and establishes a garrison
the "abomination of the desolation" in the temple at Jerusalem.
sacrifices are performed at Jerusalem and throughout Judaea, with
desolation of the temple at Jerusalem, caused by Antiochus, lasts
Purification of the temple at Jerusalem.
terms with the defenders of Jerusalem, but afterwards pulls down the
terms with Judas, but makes threats against the temple at Jerusalem.
Demetrius frees the Jewish hostages in Jerusalem.
The Jews of Jerusalem appeal for help to the Jews of Egypt.
Jonathan restores the walls and fortifications of Jerusalem.
Simon captures Gazara and the citadel of Jerusalem.
Antiochus VII attacks Jerusalem.
besieged in the temple at Jerusalem, and Onias is stoned to death
Pompeius captures Jerusalem.
Pompeius enters the inner sanctuary of the temple at Jerusalem.
Flaccus prevents the Jews in Asia from sending money to Jerusalem.
sus seizes treasure from temples, including the temple at Jerusalem.
points his sons Phasael and Herodes to govern Jerusalem and Galilee.
Herodes re-enters Judaea, and joins Silo outside Jerusalem.
Herodes and Sosius start to besiege Jerusalem.
Herodes and Sosius capture Jerusalem.
1Macc_* 1-3 *
hey built a gymnasium in Jerusalem, according to Gentile
1Macc_* 6-16 *
rected upon the altar in Jerusalem; and that they had surr
2Macc_* 1-15 *
The Jewish brethren in Jerusalem and those in the land
he had arrived in Jerusalem, he offered sacrifice to the
cities, we came on to Jerusalem also, and went up to
to report that in the Jerusalem treasuries there are
cestral customs, he left Jerusalem and marched against the
to the High Priest in Jerusalem, asking him to send six
were carried off from Jerusalem by the Persians at the
table already in the temple at Jerusalem. And when they
became the 8th high priest at Jerusalem, for 15 years.
leazar, who was high priest at Jerusalem. In order to tran
became the 12th high priest at Jerusalem, for 22 years.
prisoners were taken off to Jerusalem. There, on the
became the 13th high priest at Jerusalem, for 24 years.
ervisor of the temple at Jerusalem, was a political oppone
became the 15th high priest at Jerusalem, for 7 years. In
became the 16th high priest at Jerusalem, for 33 years.
the king of Syria, attacked Jerusalem and began to besi
became the 19th high priest at Jerusalem, for 27 years.
became the 20th high priest at Jerusalem, for one year.
time, attacked and besieged Jerusalem. He entered as
Alexandria, and came to Jerusalem where he prostrated him
ter the return from Babylon to Jerusalem: 1. Jesus the son
ria in Egypt and came to Jerusalem, where he prostated him
ChronSynt_* 65-67 *
of Lagus, who captured Jerusalem by trickery and took
& King Antiochus besieged Jerusalem. The Jews withsto
now most famous city, Jerusalem, and the temple there,
the altar is built in Jerusalem, who commanded him not
ead; and afterwards took Jerusalem, and made Jonachim, the
Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem and took Jewish captive
destroyed our temple at Jerusalem by fire, he removed our
efore that the temple at Jerusalem was attacked by the Bab
David], built the temple at Jerusalem. Laosthenes, for
ign, the temple at Jerusalem was rebuilt, after the first
uilding of the temple at Jerusalem, but he provides no evi
Euseb]:Chron_* 113-127 *
ians about the temple at Jerusalem, from Josephus I will
until the final siege of Jerusalem in the second year of
6 years - He captured Jerusalem, and took king Jehoahaz
men, and they called it Jerusalem." Now Manetho, in anoth
omon built the temple at Jerusalem, as will be shown in
,156 years. The high priest at Jerusalem was the same Jann
,176 years. The high priest in Jerusalem was Jaddus. At
,344 years. The high priest at Jerusalem was another Onias
andria. He came to Jerusalem and worshipped the Lord God,
eneral Pompeius captured Jerusalem and entered as far as
orn, he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When
captured, he obtained Jerusalem and made a treaty with
Lagus gained control of Jerusalem and Judaea by treachery
to Eleazar the high priest at Jerusalem. He ordered 70
charge of the temple at Jerusalem, fled to Apollonius the
Then he entered Jerusalem, and after despoiling the tem
invaded Judaea and besieged Jerusalem. After forcing
Alexander and became queen of Jerusalem. From her reign
Pompeius came to Jerusalem, captured the city, opened
Ar.] Pompeius captured Jerusalem and reduced the Jews
been no [legitimate] kings in Jerusalem. Herodes, who was
to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One,
ructed many great buildings in Jerusalem. 190.3 . 
uilding of the temple at Jerusalem" - Ar.] which happened
first bishop of the church of Jerusalem. [not in Ar.] Cas
ews, to pay for an aqueduct at Jerusalem. This caused anot
Joseph:AJ_* 12.4-11 *
also seized upon Jerusalem, and for that end made use
essels sent as gifts [to Jerusalem], and the construction
ble which was already at Jerusalem, and how large it was,
fts were sent by Ptolemy to Jerusalem, and dedicated
elders that came from Jerusalem for the interpretation
which was in the citadel of Jerusalem.  Wherefore
temple which was called Jerusalem; concerning which, alth
sent an ambassador to Jerusalem, and complained that
tion among the people of Jerusalem, for gravity, prudence,
had been ambassador at Jerusalem, and had been entertain
the rest of them escaped to Jerusalem to their father.
ermined not to return to Jerusalem any more, but seated
to build them a Gymnasium at Jerusalem. And when he had
Joseph:AJ_* 12.246-248 *
edition against the city Jerusalem; and when he was there,
of Joarib, and a citizen of Jerusalem.  He had fiv
had in the citadel at Jerusalem, and pursued the Jews
slaves, and utterly destroy Jerusalem, and abolish the
they ought to go up to Jerusalem, and purify the temple,
multitude, was come to Jerusalem, and found the temple
plundering of the temple at Jerusalem. But we will not
rrison in the citadel of Jerusalem, with the Jewish runaga
the enemy, retired to Jerusalem, and prepared to endure
But as for the temple of Jerusalem, he lay at its siege
temple like to that at Jerusalem; of which therefore we
as he was gone out of Jerusalem, and was at the village
Joseph:AJ_* 12.403-408 *
When Nicanor was come to Jerusalem, he did not resolve to
made all the haste he could to Jerusalem.  And when
sently to the citadel at Jerusalem, having lost about two
also fortified the citadel at Jerusalem more than all the
Joseph:AJ_* 13.38-42 *
had shut up in the citadel of Jerusalem.  When this
also that the city of Jerusalem be holy and inviolable,
for worship but only that at Jerusalem.  I bequeath
all fly to the temple at Jerusalem, or to the places there
Egypt like to that at Jerusalem, and might ordain Levit
the pattern of that in Jerusalem, and of the same dimens
Joseph:AJ_* 13.72-79 *
God, like indeed to that in Jerusalem, but smaller and
soldiers, he went out of Jerusalem in haste, with his brot
and returned thence to Jerusalem with a great deal of
eutherus, he returned again to Jerusalem.  But as Pto
and attacked the citadel at Jerusalem, and besieged it.
offered sacrifices in Jerusalem, and what are due from
were in the citadel of Jerusalem, and of the Jewish dese
ry, he sent them away to Jerusalem to Jonathan, with an
sent these hostages to Jerusalem, while he went himself
sand of the enemy, returned to Jerusalem. So when he saw
ffairs, they returned to Jerusalem, where Jonathan gathere
when the people of Jerusalem heard that Jonathan was taken
saw that the people of Jerusalem were terrified at the
but he himself staid to secure Jerusalem.  But Trypho
olved to go afterward to Jerusalem by the way of Idumaea,
though he would be at Jerusalem that very night; but
ook the citadel of Jerusalem by siege, and cast it down
that temple which was at Jerusalem, and which Alexander
those Jews who were at Jerusalem and in Judaea were in
Heliopolis, like to that at Jerusalem, as we have elsew
eir city, he returned to Jerusalem, having spent a year
thence he fled to Jerusalem,  where, besides his oth
ower, he brought them to Jerusalem, and did one of the mos
as upon a victory, to Jerusalem, and put some of her
"when thou art come to Jerusalem, send for the leading
only his wife, whom he left at Jerusalem with their childr
ances, returned to Hyrcanus to Jerusalem. A while afterwar
desolate, and fled to Jerusalem;  upon which the
Joseph:AJ_* 14.52-55 *
he retired in displeasure to Jerusalem, and made prepara
acrity;  and he made Jerusalem tributary to the Romans
misery which came upon Jerusalem were Hyrcanus and Arist
to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, which Pompeius had ove
to the neighbourhood of Jerusalem, where they fell upon
Joseph:AJ_* 14.90-93 *
he brought Hyrcanus to Jerusalem, and committed the care
ich belonged to the city Jerusalem, as was agreeable to
eldest son, governor of Jerusalem, and of the places that
made the inhabitants of Jerusalem bear him the greatest
hindered him from assaulting Jerusalem. They also pacifi
Joseph:AJ_* 14.199-202 *
priests and priests of Jerusalem, and of the Jewish nati
saelus had a garrison in Jerusalem, and Herodes had the
Felix, who was left at Jerusalem with an army, made a
hen he was come to Jerusalem, Hyrcanus and the people put
men privately fell upon Jerusalem; and when some more wer
arthians that were about Jerusalem, lest, upon the slaught
Parthians plundered all Jerusalem, and the palace, and
their camp very near to Jerusalem, and stripped Antigonus
ehind him when he should go to Jerusalem.  And when
tence for rising up from Jerusalem, and was thereupon purs
Oresa, and then went on for Jerusalem. The soldiery als
had presently gone to Jerusalem, as being very courageo
army, and came near to Jerusalem, and pitched his camp
together at the walls of Jerusalem, and encamped at the
ction befell the city of Jerusalem when Marcus Agrippa and
od, he marched away from Jerusalem, and carried Antigonus
which king Solomon erected at Jerusalem, were six hundred
the high priesthood at Jerusalem, one m succession to
in imitation of that at Jerusalem;  but as for that
only took the city of Jerusalem by force, but put him
hose great labours about Jerusalem will be deemed inglorio
to pass, that our city Jerusalem had arrived at a higher
named Epiphanes, took Jerusalem by force, and held it
he was going to attack Jerusalem, was called back to tak
built a city resembling Jerusalem, and a temple that was
Antiochus went to Jerusalem, and staid there but a few
aea, and sat down before Jerusalem and besieged Hyrcanus;
itation of the temple at Jerusalem; he also took a great
had made his escape to Jerusalem, he provoked the multit
ty, he carried the captives to Jerusalem.  Nay, his
onset, and was driven to Jerusalem;  he also had been
was done, and retired to Jerusalem, and prepared to fight
away the next morning to Jerusalem; but Aristobulus was
ute upon the country, and upon Jerusalem itself.  He
indeed he had come to Jerusalem, and had ventured to
was come near to Jerusalem, he was forced to fight, and
Joseph:BJ_* 01.169-172 *
nius brought Hyrcanus to Jerusalem, and committed the care
Gabinius came to Jerusalem, and settled the government
longing to the temple of Jerusalem, in order to furnish
Phasaelus, governor of Jerusalem, and of the parts about
of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, by his own management
lic court, and led it to Jerusalem, in order to throw Hyrc
who was the guardian of Jerusalem, and Herodes who was
festival, he returned to Jerusalem, having his armed men
nother sedition arose at Jerusalem, wherein Felix assaulte
tigonus, and returned to Jerusalem, beloved by every body
greater tumult arose at Jerusalem; so they sent again a
ran after them as far as Jerusalem, and as their numbers
zure of Herodes first at Jerusalem, because if he were onc
As for the Parthians in Jerusalem, they betook themselves
put the government of Jerusalem into the hands of Antig
his camp very near to Jerusalem, as soon as he had got
hat when he should go to Jerusalem, no fortress might be
ssa, and then marched to Jerusalem, where the soldiers tha
marched immediately to Jerusalem, unless he tad been hin
off, Herodes marched to Jerusalem, and brought his army
ried Mariamme, he came back to Jerusalem with a greater
and then went away from Jerusalem, leading Antigonus away
ated a tower that was at Jerusalem, and called it by the
was sixty stades distant from Jerusalem, by the same name
son, and who was born at Jerusalem, whose name was Doris,
When the Jews in Jerusalem learned of this, they agreed
the temple and refounded Jerusalem, celebrating a Passover
edication of the wall of Jerusalem, and it is forbidden
were removed from Judah and Jerusalem. [Zeitlin suggest
edication of the wall of Jerusalem, on which it is forbidd
ochus (the king) departed from Jerusalem. &  The 8th
building of the wall of Jerusalem; it is forbidden to mou
When he besieged Jerusalem, the Jews, in respect of thei
Scopas in the citadel of Jerusalem with the help of the
in the temple at Jerusalem an image of Olympian Zeus and
to be set up in the temple at Jerusalem . . . Polybius
Jews and capture the city of Jerusalem. Josephus, the
after Seleucus and captured Jerusalem. The persecution
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