The Asmonean princes had violently converted entire populations to it (Idumeans, Itureans, etc.).
With her death the line of Asmonean claimants to the throne was ended.
They were the founders of the Asmonean princes, who ruled both as kings and high-priests.
He reigned in a state of magnificence unknown to the Asmonean princes.
The Asmonean royalty, nevertheless, was always distracted by profound interior vices.
The insulted and decimated Jews now rallied under Mattathias, the founder of the Asmonean dynasty.
The Asmonean family regarded him as a usurper, notwithstanding the fact that he had married Mariamne.