The Hasmonean monarchs who got themselves disliked by the Pharisees must therefore be villains.
Their Hasmonean kingdom was the last independent Jewish state for more than 2,000 years, until Israel was created.
Settlements and related issues—does anyone remember the Hasmonean Tunnel crisis?
The rabbis honored the victory won by the Maccabees, but despised the Hasmonean dynasty that came to power as a result.
This Yom Yerushalayim, we are still stuck in the Hasmonean period.
This last scion of the Hasmonean house held a brief royal sway from 40 to 37.
More deeds of needless bloodshed were perpetrated by his wanton command until every remnant of the Hasmonean house was destroyed.