A sequence of rulers from the same family.
Relating to the dynasty established by Simon Maccabeus that ruled Israel independently from 140-37 B.C.E.
A dynasty that ruled Israel from 140-37 B.C.E.; their origin is recounted in 1 and 2 Maccabees.
A West Semitic language, in which most of the Hebrew Bible is written except for parts of Daniel and Ezra. Hebrew is regarded as the spoken language of ancient Israel but is largely replaced by Aramaic in the Persian period.