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Judas à Mispa : un spectacle de la légitimation Maccabéenne (1 M 3, 46-60)

Abstract : The First book of the Maccabees offers a presentation of a specific event, very deeply bound with significations interesting as to the Hasmonean’ s pretentions at the head of the Jewish people. According to the author, just before the battle of Emmaüs in 165 BCE, Judas Maccabee would have united his followers in order to celebrate a ritual ceremony, during which all of them would have submitted their own destinies to God. However, this text is so full of biblical references and so useful for justifying the form of power exercised by the family in the days of John Hyrcanus (134-104 BCE), that one may ask whether this piece of literature would not have been an instrument of scriptural legitimization, built in the Hasmonean court in order to extol the virtues of the high priest, instead of a testimony of true events and practices.
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Michaël Girardin. Judas à Mispa : un spectacle de la légitimation Maccabéenne (1 M 3, 46-60). Dialogues d'histoire ancienne, Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté ; Paris : diff. CID, 2020, Cahier de l’ atelier Clisthène III – Philosophie hors les murs, 46 (2), pp.231-251. ⟨10.3917/dha.462.0231⟩. ⟨hal-03545075⟩



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