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Hyrcania
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hyrcania
Hyrcania (Ὑρκανία, Hyrkania). A fortress built by Alexander Jannaeus. Herod the Great later used it as a prison. The modern site is called Khirbet El Mird. For further information, see this article: Mird, Khirbet El-
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Hyrcania
HYRCANIA A fortress 8 miles southeast of Jerusalem, built by Alexander Jannaeus, son of Aristobulus (Josephus, War i, 161) and named Hyrcania in honor of his grandfather. The last refuge of the Hasmoneans, it was captured by Gabinius, governor of Syria (Josephus, War i, 167). Herod conquered it in 32