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- a Semitic people, living to the south of Syria
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Onias becomes Jewish high priest.
Ptolemy settles some of the Jews in Egypt.
rta, sends an embassy with a letter to the Jewish high priest Onias.
Simon "the Just" becomes high priest of the Jews.
Seleucus moves Jewish settlers into his new cities.
Eleazar becomes Jewish high priest.
Ptolemy II frees Jewish slaves.
rises the translation of the Jewish Bible into Greek, and sends gifts
Eleazar sends seventy Jewish scholars to assist Ptolemy, who holds
The Jewish Bible is translated into Greek (the "Septuagint").
Manasses becomes high priest of the Jews.
Onias II becomes Jewish high priest.
hants to attack the Egyptian Jews, but the Jews are miraculously save
Simon II becomes high priest of the Jews.
Antiochus sends Jewish settlers to Phrygia and Lycia.
The Jews transfer their allegiance to Antiochus after his victory.
Joseph the Jewish tax-collector marries his niece at Alexandria.
Onias III becomes Jewish high priest.
Aristobulus, the Jewish writer and philosopher, is in his prime.
The Jewish high priest Onias visits Seleucus to seek his support agai
Sparta sends a letter to the Jewish high priest Onias offering to ren
Jason attempts to Hellenize the Jews.
Onias (also known as Menelaus) becomes the Jewish high priest.
issues a decree forcing the Jews to adopt Hellenic customs and make
The Samaritans disown their kinship with the Jews.
Mattathias and his supporters carry out attacks on hellenizing Jews.
and T.Manius, write to the Jews, following negotiations between Lys
The first appearance of the Jewish sect of Essenes.
mnia in retaliation for atrocities against their Jewish inhabitants.
Antiochus V defeats the Jewish army at Bethzacharia.
The Jewish high priest Menelaus is put to death by Antiochus.
Onias, the son of a Jewish high priest, goes to Egypt and builds a
Jonathan becomes Jewish leader.
Eupolemus' Jewish history.
Demetrius frees the Jewish hostages in Jerusalem.
Alexander Balas appoints Jonathan as high priest of the Jews.
further concessions to the Jews, including an exemption from paying
Ptolemy VI supports the Jews of Alexandria against the Samaritans.
Demetrius' Cretan and Jewish mercenaries massacre the inhabitants of
The Jews of Jerusalem appeal for help to the Jews of Egypt.
Simon becomes the leader of the Jews.
ions from Demetrius, and the Jews are in effect freed from direct Syr
The Jews set up an inscription in honour of Simon.
The Chaldaeans and Jews are expelled from Rome.
p_2.273A, a petition from Dorotheos, a Jew living in Heracleopolis.
ntiochus grants a truce to the Jews during the feast of Tabernacles.
Alexander Zabinas makes an alliance with Hyrcanus and the Jews.
Date of a letter to the Jews in Egypt, preserved at the start of the
The Jewish generals Chelcias and Ananias remain loyal to Cleopatra
der Jannaeus kills 50,000 of his Jewish subjects during a rebellion.
Alexandra, queen of the Jews; she appoints her elder son Hyrcanu
Pompeius appoints Hyrcanus to be high priest and ruler of the Jews.
Flaccus prevents the Jews in Asia from sending money to Jerusalem.
Menaemus greets the young Herodes as "king of the Jews".
aesar releases Aristobulus, a Jewish prince, and sends him to Syria.
ssues a decree exempting the Jews of Asia Minor from military service
Antipater brings some Jewish soldiers to join the forces that Mithrid
arium are instructed by (?) Servilius to respect the rights of Jews.
ate pass a decree confirming their friendly relations with the Jews.
senate formally ratifies its previous decree in favour of the Jews.
Dolabella excuses the Jews in Asia from military service.
Cassius exacts money from the Jews.
Ephesians pass a decree, allowing the Jews to observe the Sabbath.
Herodes appoints Ananel to be high priest of the Jews.
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