John Hyrcanus II, eldest son of Alexander Jannaeus and Alexandra, High Priest 76BC-66BC and(restored) 63BC-40BC.
The position of High Priest often was very political but Hyrcanus was a weak person who was controlled by many in his lifetime. His life ended when he was murdered by Herod the Great in 30BC.
John Hyrcanus II was but one of fifty or more High Priests from the Babylonian exile about 515BC to the fall of the Temple in AD70 that served in the Temple in Jerusalem.
Hyrcanus the name means: one from Hyrcania. The Hyrcania Sea was the ancient Greek name for the Caspian Sea.
Hyrcanus II the High Priest of Judaea from 76BC to 40BC.
Other modules in this unit:
- Start of the 400 Year gap between Malachi and Jesus
- Alexander the Great
- Antiochus IV Epiphanes
- Hasmonean Dynasty, This family stayed faithful to God
- Temple built by Zerubbabel is purified and rededicated
- High Priest
- John Hyrcanus II
- Roman Soldier
- Herod the Great, Matthew 2:16-18
- Temple Built By Herod The Great
- End 400 Year gap between Malachi and Jesus
- The Angel Gabriel Talks To Mary, Luke 1:26-38
- Jesus A Newly Born Baby, Luke 2:1-7 & Matthew 1:18-25
- John the Baptist Suffered wearing sheepskins, Luke 1:5-25
- Jesus the Man
- The death of Jesus on the cross, Luke 22:1-24:12
- Jesus is coming from the cloud
- Next Module – The Birth of Jesus
- Time Line for 400 years
- Background Information: 400 Silent Years
- Resources: 400 Years