Simon Maccabaeus (Person, Concept)

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Simon Maccabaeus (en), Simon (fr), Simón Macabeo (es), Simone Maccabeo (it), Simon (de), Σίμων ο Θασσί (el)Additional labels
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Simon Thassi (en)


Simon Thassi was the second son of Mattathias and thus a member of the Hasmonean family. The name "Thassi" has a connotation of "the Wise". Simon took a prominent part in the Jewish revolt against the Seleucid Empire led by his brothers, Judas Maccabaeus and Jonathan Apphus. He was the first Prince of the Hasmonean Dynasty.

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