A History of New Testament Times in Palestine, 175 B.C.-70 A.D

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CHAPTER VI
JOHN HYRCANUS AND POLITICAL INDEPENDENCE 1 (135-105 B.C.)

THE tragedy which brought John Hyrcanus2 to the high-priesthood was prolonged during the first months of his reign. For when he attempted to besiege Ptol­ emy in Dok, near Jericho, he was repeatedly hindered in his attack by the sight of his mother being tortured on the walls of the fortress. The siege dragged along until a sabbatical year, when it was abandoned, and Ptolemy escaped after having murdered his heroic prisoner.

John fails to avenge his father's death.

Other difficulties came upon the State. Antiochus VII, who, after the severe defeat administered by John and Judas to Kendebäus, had allowed the Jews to remain in peace, now took advantage of the death of Simon and invaded Judea in the first year of Hyrcanus. One of the last of strong Syrian monarchs, his forces were more than a match for those of the Jews, and he soon shut John up in Jerusalem and besieged him vigorously. The city was surrounded with a

Antiochus VII besieges Jerusalem.

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1
General References: Schürer, The Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ, Div. I. I. 272-290; Graetz, History of the Jews, II. 1-34; Renan, History of the People of Israel, bk. ix. chs. 4-6; Ewald, History of Israel, V. 342-353.
2
The origin of the word "Hyrcanus" is uncertain. Probably it is derived from some ancestor, since a family of that name is found earlier in Jerusalem ( 2 Macc. 3 : 11). In this case the family had lived in Hyrcania, whither a number of Jews had been carried by Artaxerxes Ochus.

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