Posts Tagged ‘itureans’

Like the Edomites, The Conquered Itureans Were Circumcized And Became Judeans — So Why No ‘Iturean Jews’?

Many are familiar with the term “Edomite Jews” — a type of “Jew” that was created when John Hyrcanus, the Hasamonean King of Judea conquered Idumaea — or Edom — circa 110 BC and forced circumcision on the Edomites on condition of their citizenship in Judea. According to Flavius Josephus, “Hyrcanus also captured the Idumean […]

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