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epic, biblical  

Martin J. Brooke

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Dec 2015
A late antique genre in which material from the Bible is versified in hexameters. Six major texts survive, the earliest being (1) the Evangeliorum libri IV of *Iuvencus. (2) The Heptateuchos of ... More

Herod (1) the Great, c. 73–4 BCE  

Tessa Rajak

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Mar 2016
Herod (1) the Great (c. 73–4 bce), son of the Idumaean *Antipater(6), was through him made governor of Galilee in 47 bce and then, with his brother, designated tetrarch (see tetrarchy) by M. ... More

midrash  

Martin Goodman

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Jul 2015
Midrash, a type of exegesis of scriptural texts practised by *Jews. The genre of midrash is characterized by the use of an explicit citation of, or clear allusions to, a passage in an authoritative ... More

Zealots  

Martin Goodman

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Mar 2016
Zealots, a Jewish political group in the 1st cent. ce. According to *Josephus the Zealots were one of the three factions who controlled *Jerusalem in the last years of the Jewish revolt against Rome ... More

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