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date: 22 October 2020

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This chapter examines the history of the formation of Jewish states, discussing the geography and phenomenology of the Jewish states, and the relation between ethnos and state. It highlights the incomplete consolidation of Judaism as the normative ideology of the Jews in the Achaemenid and Hellenistic periods, describes the Hasmonean state under Herod, and identifies the factors that contributed to state formation.

Keywords: Jewish states, geography, phenomenology, ethnos, Judaism, Hasmonean state, Herod, state formation

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