The Hasmonean state was born in a rebellion against Seleucid rule in the 160s BCE, and was extinguished by the Roman conquest of Judea a century later. Its first several decades are known to us from two main sources, 1 and 2 Maccabees—and while the former is a Hebrew book produced by a mouthpiece of the Hasmonean state, the second is a Greek work produced by a Jew of the Hellenistic diaspora, whose allegiance was to “Judaism” (a word that first appears in his work). Our study of the Hasmoneans will therefore be bound up with a comparison of “Judean” and “Judaic” values and ideas.
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