THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Notes on First Maccabees (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

16:1 John : He was afterwards surnamed Hircanus, and succeeded his father in both his dignities of high priest and prince. He conquered the Edomites, and obliged them to a conformity with the Jews in religion; and destroyed the schismatical temple of the Samaritans.



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