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Where did the Hasmoneans come from?

The Hasmonean Dynasty came from the descendants of the Maccabees. They were a dynasty of Levites who ruled for a century.

What is the connection between the rise of Greek power in Israel and the Jewish history during the hasmonean revolt?

The connection is that the Hellenizers were trying to assimilate into the Greek culture. It was they who instigated the Greeks to forbid the observance of the Torah-laws. Th (MORE)
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What is a Hasmonean?

A Hasmonean is a member of the patriotic Jewish family to which the Maccabees belonged.