later Hasmonean rulers at working out a judicious balance between political power and the control of the High Priesthood, and the degree of success achieved by Herod the Great as a Roman-appointed ruler in maintaining a considerable degree of order for a period, even though his endeavours at drawing together conflicting interests (for example by his marriage with Mariamne) can be seen to have been frustrated.86 The reflections of life and thought in the literature of these years reveals its complexities and uncertainties; with all the new light which has been shed upon it in recent years, the period remains one in which the currents and crosscurrents are capable of widely differing interpretations.
(This list does not include (a) works mentioned in the above essay or (b) general histories of Israel mentioned in the Bibliography to Ch. X. Books marked * are more suitable for introductory study.)
* ANDERSON B. W. The Living World of the Old Testament, Englewood Cliffs, 1957, London, 1958; 2nd edn., 1966, 1967.
* ANDERSON G. W. The History and Religion of Israel, New Clarendon Bible, Oxford, 1966.
BEN-SASSON H. H. (ed.) History of the Jewish People (Hebrew), i ( Tel Aviv, 1969), 154-63 ( H. Tadmor), 177-230 ( M. Stern).
* EHRLICH E. L. A Concise History of Israel, London, 1962; ETr of Geschichte Israels, Berlin, 1958.
GUNNEWEG A. H. J. Geschichte Israels bis Bar Cochba, Stuttgart, 1972.
MAZAR B. (ed.) World History of the Jewish People, iv, London, 1974.
HAYES J. H. and MILLER J. M. (eds.) Israelite and Judaean History, London and Philadelphia, 1977.
ABEL F.-M. Histoire de la Palestine depuis la conquête d'Alexandre jusqu'à l'invasion arabe, 2 vols., Paris, 1952; see vol. i, part 1.____________________