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(son of Aristobulus II), the last Hasmonean monarch. After Pompey the Great conquered Jerusalem in 63 bce and appointed Hyrcanus as ethnarch and high priest, Antigonus was sent, along with his father and his family, to Rome. Over the next two decades he participated in his family's incessant rebellions against Rome and Hyrcanus II. His hour finally came with the Parthian invasion of the Roman East. In 40 bce the Parthians conquered Palestine, took Hyrcanus II captive and installed Antigonus as king. Antigonus mutilated Hyrcanus so as to preclude h…

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Schwartz, Daniel R., “Antigonus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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