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wife John Hycanus I

Hebrew: אשת יוחנן הורקנוס
Birthplace: Judea
Death: Died in Judea
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Wife of John Hyrcanus I Hasmonean, Ethnarch & High Priest
Mother of Judas Aristobulus I I Arisobulus I, King & High Priest of Judea; Antigonos I Hasmonean; Alexander Jannaeus ben Hyrcanus Hasmonean Dynasty, King and High Priest; Absalom of Judea Hasmonéan, Prince; son #5 of John Hyrcanus I #5 Maccabeus and 1 other

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About wife John Hycanus I


Wife of John Hyrcanus (d. 104 B.C.E.). We hear of this women only at the time of her husband’s death. We are informed that she was nominated by her husband to succeed him to the throne. However, this was not to be. Her son Judah Aristobulus seized the throne and starved his mother to death (Ant. 13:302). Yet she remains the precedent that allowed Shelamziyyon, her daughter-in-law, to indeed become queen a generation later.