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Hasmoneans
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hasmonean
Hasmonean. Family name of the Jews who instigated the Jewish revolt against the Greeks in 167 bc.See Judaism.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hasmoneans
Hasmoneans hazʹme-nēʹenz [Gk. Asamomaios; Heb. ḥašmônay]. In the broader sense the term Hasmonean refers to the whole “Maccabean” family (see Maccabees). According to Josephus (Ant. xii.6.1 [265]), Mattathias, the first of the family to revolt against Antiochus IV’s demands, was the great-grandson
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hasmonean
HASMONEAN* Family name of the Jews who instigated the Jewish revolt against the Greeks in 167 bc. See Judaism.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hasmoneans
Hasmoneans (haz´muh-nee´uhnz; Heb., “descendants of Hashmon”), a Jewish family that included the Maccabees and the high priests and kings who ruled Judea from 142 to 63 bce. The term is not used in the Bible. See also Maccabees.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hasmoneans
Hasmoneans (Gk. Asamōnaios)A prominent priestly, but non-Aaronic family from Modein. They began a revolt in 167 b.c.e. against their hegemon, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Seleucid king of Syria, and the Hellenized Jewish factions in Judah and Jerusalem. The latter included members of the high priestly
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hasmoneans
Hasmoneans [hăzˊmə nēˊənz] (Gk. Asamomaios, from Heb. ḥašmān “fruitfulness [?]”).† The dynasty of Jewish high priests and kings which ruled Judea from the Maccabean revolt until the Roman conquest under Pompey in 63 B.C. The name is derived from Asamonaeus (Hashman; Josephus Ant. xii.6.1
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Hasmoneans
HASMONEANSThe Hasmoneans were a Jewish family that became instrumental in freeing Judea from Seleucid rule, beginning in 167 b.c. Several generations served as high priests, governors and kings, until Roman intervention in 63 b.c. curtailed their role and Herod the Great ousted the last Hasmonean king
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Hasmoneans
HasmoneansHasmoneans (has-muh-neeʹuhnz), derived from (Heb.) Hashmon, meaning ‘descendants of Hashmon,’ a Jewish family that included the Maccabees and the high priests and kings who ruled Judea from 142 to 63 b.c. See also Maccabees.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hasmonean
HASMONEAN [haz moe NEE uhn] — the family name of a dynasty of Jewish rulers who held power in Palestine from 135 to 63 b.c. Simon Maccabeus, the leader and high priest of the Jews, established this family in power. He was followed by John Hyrcanus (135–104 b.c.), Aristobulus I (104–103 b.c.), Alexander
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASMONEANS
ASMONEANS<as-mo-ne’-ans>: A remarkable priestly family of Modin, in Judea, also called Hasmoneans or Maccabees. They belonged to that portion of the Jewish nation which under all trials and temptations remained loyal to Yahweh, even when the national life and religion seemed at their lowest ebb, and
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Asmoneans
Asmoneans.—Name given to the Machabees, natives of Amson, in the tribe of Simeon, or descendants of a certain Asmoneus.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hasmonean
HASMONEAN (Hăz mō nēʹ an) Name given to the dynasty that ruled ancient Judea for almost a century, from the Maccabean wars (that ended in approximately 145 b.c.) until Roman occupation of ancient Palestine in 63 b.c. See Intertestamental History and Literature.