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The Sons of Mariamne

Mariamne I’s two eldest sons were sent to Rome to be raised by Augustus as heirs to the Jewish throne. They also had two daughters but it is the sons that will now dominate the royal record. 1,118 more words

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Mariamne II the High Priest's Daughter

With the deaths of Alexandra and Mariamne and a whole generation of Hasmonean male descendants their dominance in the royal record recedes and we learn of other royal and noble women, some will be Hasmonean and some will not. 1,043 more words

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The Execution of Mariamne the Queen

In the last post, Herod’s had successfully return from defending himself before Marc Antony for killing Mariamne’s younger brother, the seventeen year-old High Priest Jonathan Aristobulus. 1,409 more words

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Mariamne I Queen of the Jews

Herod consummated his marriage alliance with the young teenager Mariamne, officially making himself king to the Judeans, Samaritans and Galileans, having already been king by Roman appointment for three years.

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My History of Hasmonean Queens--Alexandra Queen Mother of Mariamne the Virgin

After the beheading of her warrior prince husband, Alexandra daughter of Hyrcanus, (Hasmonean Ethnarch and High Priest backed by Rome) did not remarry but returned to her father’s home as a widow. 1,223 more words

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My History of Hasmonean Queens--The Two Alexandra's Daughters of the Civil War

Queen Salome Alexandra died knowing that her younger son was hell-bent on destroying what peace she had managed to hold together. As Josephus tells it, Hyrcanus, the eldest son, and the High Priest and ruler when she died, was a wimp…and a Pharisee.   910 more words

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