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John Hyrcanus the High Priest and Ruler of Judea who spread Judaism by the Sword

John Hyrcanus (Yohanan Hyrcanus – יוחנן הורקנוס, Ιωάννης Υρκανός) was the High Priest and fourth Hasmonean (Maccabeean) Prince to rule Judea in the 2nd century BCE. It is believed that he was born between 175-164 BCE. He served as High … Continue reading

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