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orion Clarification ("century" not "decade")


   > >We are trying to understand how the population
   > >of the little hill state of Jerusalem could have become users of Greek
   > >in the short space of a century
	You might want to have a look at Robert Harrison's "Hellen-
ization in Syria-Palestine: The Case of Judea in the Third Century
BCE" in BA 1994, pp 98-107. Harrison concludes that Judea was not 
thoroughly Hellenized before the middle of the second century BCE.

Virgil Brown