The Hasmonean Kingdom
Lecture no. 12 from the course: The Holy Land Revealed
Taught by Professor Jodi Magness | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
In this investigation of the Hasmoneans, meet individuals including the cruel king Alexander Jannaeus and his accomplished queen and widow, and examine the civil war between their successors. Then, meet their neighbors to the south: the Nabataeans, a desert people best known for the tombs cut into the cliff faces of their capital city at Petra (in modern-day Jordan).