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John Hyrcanus II (high priest)
Hyrcanus II • John (ethnarch of Judea)
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Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hyrcanus
Hyrcanus (Gk. Hyrkanos)1. The son of Tobias (2 Macc. 3:11), but according to Josephus, the youngest son of Joseph and grandson of Tobias (Ant. 12.160, 186). From a family of prominent financiers, Hyrcanus donated generously to the temple treasury, and was also admired by Ptolemy for his magnanimity
John
John (Gk. Iōánnēs)1. The father of Matthias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus; son of the priest Simeon (1 Macc. 2:1).2. The oldest son of Matthias, surnamed Gaddi (2 Macc. 2:2). Sent to the Nabateans by his brother Jonathan to store the Maccabeans’ belongings, he was ambushed and killed by “the