see MaccabeesMaccabees
or Machabees
, Jewish family of the 2d and 1st cent. B.C. that brought about a restoration of Jewish political and religious life. They are also called Hasmoneans or Asmoneans after their ancestor, Hashmon.
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, Jewish family.
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Therefore one of these Thou must make sure thy own: the Parthian first, By my advice, as nearer, and of late Found able by invasion to annoy Thy country, and captive lead away her kings, Antigonus and old Hyrcanus, bound, Maugre the Roman.
On rare occasions, Dhori virus also has been isolated from mosquitoes, including Anopheles hyrcanus (24), and from 1 mixed pool of Aedes caspius caspius and Culex hortensis mosquitoes collected near the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan (20).
165 BC), he said, adding that the city had been re-occupied by the Ammonites, but in around 110 BC it was taken, after a long siege, by John Hyrcanus.
It covers a bird's eye view of biblical history: from King David to the start of the Hellenistic period; from the arrival of Hellenization in Judaea to the outbreak of the Maccabaean uprising; the Maccabee trio Judas, Jonathon, and Simon; and the Hasmonaeans from John Hyrcanus to Mattathia Antigonus.
the Hasmonean leader John Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan temple on Mt.
Here, however, Smallwood discusses the Sanhedrin in the time of Hyrcanus, the exiled High Priest in the final part of the almost independent reign of the Hasmoneans, which is quite different to what the Sanhedrin was like during the Roman occupation of the first century.
Eliezer ben Hyrcanus, arrested by the Roman authorities on suspicion of being a Christian because he had in his early years entertained the opinions of Christian teachers (Abodah Zarah 16b); and about Ben Dama who was proclaimed "happy" for having died before calling upon a Christian doctor.
La representacion mas antigua conocida de una corona en el mundo judio esta en las monedas judias acunadas en tiempos de Juan Hyrcanus (134-104 a.
As Telushkin suggests, the "vile" Herod would never have become king had not the Hasmonean King John Hyrcanus forcibly converted the grandfather of Herod, Antipas, who became governor of Idumea.
Andersen (1982) recognized two subfamilies, Hyrcaninae comprising Hyrcanus Distant, 1911 from the Oriental Region and Nieserius Zettel, 1999 with three species living submerged in fast flowing streams and rivers in East and Southeast Asia, and the cosmopolitan Hebrinae, comprising several genera, including Hebrus Curtis, 1833 with more than a hundred species assigned to several subgenera (see Fig.