Hellenistic-Roman Jericho

Hellenistic-Roman Jericho: general view of the Hasmonean and Herod’s Palaces on the Wadi Qelt.

The oasis of Jericho has warm and pleasant winters and was a popular site for the winter palaces of many of the kings of the Hasmonean dynasty and of King Herod, in the Second Temple period.



Of or relating to Greek culture, especially ancient Greece after Alexander the Great.

A sequence of rulers from the same family.

Relating to the dynasty established by Simon Maccabeus that ruled Israel independently from 140-37 B.C.E.

The structure built in Jerusalem in 516 B.C.E. on the site of the Temple of Solomon, destroyed by the Babylonians seventy years prior. The Second Temple was destroyed in 70 C.E. by the Romans responding to Jewish rebellion.

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