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Hyrcanus II

The First Roman – Jewish War

Course
Roman Palestine
Lecture
1011 Lecture 11
Source
http://politeacademics.wordpress.com
Author
Theophyle
Original Date
July 8, 2010
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The Romans entered Judean politics, ironically, by invitation of one Jewish faction that was in a power struggle with another. In 76 BCE Alexander Jannaeus, the last great king of the Hasmonean line, died. He was succeeded by his widow Salome Alexandra, who herself died in 67 BCE The royal couple’s two sons, Hyrcanus and Aristobulus, then fought each other for succession to the throne.