Name: Simon Thassi Maccabeus of Judea
Given Name: Simon Thassi
Surname: Maccabeus of Judea
Change Date: 29 Jun 2004
Death: 135 BC
(d. 135 bc), successor and brother of Jonathan, second son of Mattathias. In 142 bc he negotiated a treaty with Syria by which Judea was recognized as politically independent. All Syrians were expelled from the citadel at Jerusalem. In 141 bc a great congregation of the Jewish people and priests chose Simon to be high priest and civil governor, and the two offices were made hereditary in Simon's family. After six years of prosperous rule, Simon was assassinated by his son-in-law and chief rival for power.
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Father: Mattathias ben Maccabeus
- John Hycanus Maccabeus of Judea