This volume of post-biblical history begins with the close of the Old Testament and continues until 143 B.C. This historical period includes the return of the Jewish people from Babylonian captivity, the wars between Alexander’s generals, the partition of Alexander’s empire, Judah the Maccabee’s military talents and victories, and the reigns of Demetrius I and II. This volume begins in 142 B.C. and continues the post-biblical history of the Jewish people, concluding its account in A.D. 70. The text covers topics including the death of Demetrius II, the reign of Aristobulus I, King of Judea, the Roman takeover of Judea, Herod’s reign, and Caligula’s persecution of the Jewish people.