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Comment by Robert Baum on December 24th, 2022 at 2:35 pm

While I have no fault with the article (, if one asks the question, How long did the Hasmonean dynasty last, the answer comes back a 100 years. It’s a common mistake subtracting the period CE of about 60 years from the BC year of about 160. It’s really closer to 200 years.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on December 24th, 2022 at 3:52 pm

Thank you, Robert for your comment.
Actually, it is a problem with the text not the arithmetic – the time period is from 165 B.C.E. to 63 B.C.E., which is approximately 100 years. The text will be revised to be clearer.
Thank you again for taking the time to help make NWE a valuable information resource.

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