The result, of the division led to rivalry expanding to armed conflict (Josephus) drawing neighbouring entities into its disputes.
This is the second army created from elements left over from a recent sale. All are Old Glory 15mm miniatures and refurbishing them on their original bases sped up the process. Clothing and shield colours vary as this best reflects a mix of regular, militia and irregular units.
Additional figures are planned to add variation, such as more skirmishers and some rioting mob. The latter will prove useful forming a basis for the Jewish Revolt.
*Idumaea and the Idumeans (Wiki):
Better known by the Greek name Idumaea, Hebron, their chief city, was taken by Judas Maccabeus in 165 B.C. (1 Maccabees 4:29, 61; 5:65). In 126 B.C. the country was subdued by John Hyrcanus, who compelled the people to become Jews and to submit to circumcision. Antipater, governor of Idumaea, was made procurator of Judea, Samaria and Galilee by Julius Caesar. He paved the way to the throne for his son Herod the Great.