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People/Characters: Simon Maccabee

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The Apocrypha by Edgar J. Goodspeed
The First and Second Books of the Maccabees (Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the Apocrypha) by J. R. Bartlett
From Ezra to the Last of the Maccabees 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
The Herodian period by Michael Avi-Yonah
II Maccabees : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Jonathan A. Goldstein
Jewish Antiquities, Books 12-14 by Flavius Josephus
Maccabaeorum Liber I [Septuaginta, Vol. IX, Fasc. 1] by Werner Kappler
I Maccabees : a new translation, with introduction and commentary by Jonathan A. Goldstein
The rise and fall of the Judaean state; a political, social and religious history of the Second Commonwealth by Solomon Zeitlin

Character description

Simon Maccabee: The second of the five Maccabean brothers. The brothers and their father were responsible for starting the "Maccabean Revolt" that eventually removed Judah from Seleucid rule. After Simon's younger brothers Judas and Jonathan led the revolt in turn, Simon took over after the death of Jonathan in 142, becoming both High Priest and secular ruler of Judah. He was murdered in 134, but his son John Hyrcanus managed to succeed his father and become the true founder of the Maccabean dynasty.

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