Unformatted text preview: against his governor, Andromachus. Evidence for the Samaritan revolt has been found in Wadi ed-Daliyeh. After the revolt, Alexander banished the Samaritans from the city of Samaria, which became a Macedonian military colony. The Samaritans settled at biblical Shechem (at the foot of Mount Gerizim). Alexander gave the Samaritan governor Sanballat III permission to build a new temple. Manasseh, a brother of the Jerusalemite high priest Jaddua, had married Nikaso, the daughter of Sanballat. Manasseh became the high priest of the temple on Mount Gerizim. The Samaritans called themselves "the Sidonians of Shechem." Sidonians = people from the Canaanite/Phoenician city of Sidon. Map 3: HELLENISTIC PALESTINE I-Boundary of a Seleucid eparchy 2-Boundary of a Ptolemaic hyparchy 3 -City areas 4 - Area transferred from Samaria and Id Parafio...
View Full Document
- Fall '08
- Judaism, Alexander, high priest, jewish high priest