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A Jewish family that led a revolt (the Maccabean Revolt, 167–160 bc) against the Seleucid Empire and ruled over an independent Jewish state that lasted until 63 bc.
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HASMONEAN DYNASTY. A family of high priests and kings descended from Mattathias, the father of JUDAS MACCABEUS. They were prominent in Judea from 165 until 37 b.c. and controlled it as rulers between 142 b.c. and 63 b.c. The name derives, according to Josephus, from that of the great-grandfather of Mattathias,
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HASMONEAN DYNASTY (Greek Asamōnaios) The name of a family of high priests and kings who ruled Judea from around 135 to 63 b.c.; the family also wielded great influence in Judea from 165 until 37 b.c. The name of the Hasmoneans was derived from Asamonaeos, the father of Mattathias (according to Josephus,