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People/Characters: John Hyrcanus I

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The Apocrypha by Edgar J. Goodspeed
From Ezra to the Last of the Maccabees (Foundations of Post-Biblical Judaism) by E. J. Bickerman
The Hellenistic age: Political history of Jewish Palestine from 332 B.C.E. to 67 B.C.E (The World history of the Jewish people : Ancient times ; 1st ser., v. 6) by Abraham Schalit
Hellenistic Civilization and the Jews by Victor Tcherikover
II Maccabees : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Jonathan A. Goldstein
Jewish Antiquities, Books 12-14 by Flavius Josephus
I Maccabees : a new translation, with introduction and commentary by Jonathan A. Goldstein
The Passover Plot by Hugh J. Schonfield
The rise and fall of the Judaean state; a political, social and religious history of the Second Commonwealth by Solomon Zeitlin

Character description

John Hyrcanus I (died 104 B.C.E.). The third High Priest of the Hasmonean family, and the second of the independent Maccabean princes. He was the son of Simon, the brother of Judas Maccabaeus. When Simon was murdered in 134, Hyrcanus, his only surviving son, became ruler of the Jews. Early in his career, he had some trouble with the Seleucids, but soon re-established his independence. When he died in 104, his son Aristobulus (I) succeeded to a strong and independent theocratic state.

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