a member of a priestly family of Jewish rulers and leaders in Judea in the 1st and 2nd centuries b.c.
- Also called As·mo·ne·an, As·mo·nae·an [az-muh-nee-uhn] /ˌæz məˈni ən/ .
- Also Has·mo·nae·an .
- Compare Maccabees.
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How to use Hasmonean in a sentence
It appears that we have discovered a building that was part of a fortified line erected by the Hellenistic army commanders to protect the large Hellenistic city of Maresha from a Hasmonean offensive.Did Archaeologists Just Find Evidence of Hanukkah Stories? | Candida Moss | November 29, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The Hasmonean monarchs who got themselves disliked by the Pharisees must therefore be villains.
Settlements and related issues—does anyone remember the Hasmonean Tunnel crisis?
The rabbis honored the victory won by the Maccabees, but despised the Hasmonean dynasty that came to power as a result.
This Yom Yerushalayim, we are still stuck in the Hasmonean period.
Their Hasmonean kingdom was the last independent Jewish state for more than 2,000 years, until Israel was created.Why Israel Named Its Gaza War After a Hanukkah Poem | Ethan Perlson | December 30, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
This last scion of the Hasmonean house held a brief royal sway from 40 to 37.A Thousand Years of Jewish History | Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
More deeds of needless bloodshed were perpetrated by his wanton command until every remnant of the Hasmonean house was destroyed.A Thousand Years of Jewish History | Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris