1 Maccabees

Main

Seleucid activity

Antiochus IV Epiphanes reigns

175 BCE - 163 BCE

137 SE 1:10; 149 SE 6:16

Antiochus returns from campaign in Egypt

169 BCE

143 SE
1:20

Antiochus leaves Antioch to raise money in Persia

165 BCE

147 SE; 3:37

Antiochus V Eupator

163 BCE - 161 BCE

149 SE; 6:14-17

Demetrius I rules

161 BCE - 150 BCE

151 SE; 7:1; d. 10:50

Bacchides and Alcimus invade Judah, Judas falls

160 BCE

152 SE 1st month

Alexander Balas claims/reigns

152 BCE - 145 BCE

d. 11:17 167 SE

Demetrius II comes from Crete

147 BCE

Demetrius II reigns

145 BCE - 138 BCE

165 SE 10:67;

Demetrius musters against Trypho

140 BCE

14:1

Demetrius captured

140 BCE

Antiochus VII campaigns against Trypho

138 BCE

15:10

Antiochus VII rules

138 BCE - 134 BCE

he rules until 129, but 1 Maccabees stops at 134

Temple

Desolating sacrilege

167 BCE - 164 BCE

145 SE, 15 Chislev
1:54

sacrifice on altar built on altar, Chislev 25

167 BCE

1:59

Rededication: Sacrifice on new altar, Chislev 25

164 BCE

148 SE; 4:52; 8 days

Alcimus attacks temple, dies

159 BCE

9:54

Hasmonean activity

Leadership of Mattathias

167 BCE - 166 BCE

dies 146 SE; 2:69

Military leadership of Judas

166 BCE - 160 BCE

dies 9:18

Judas besieges Akra

162 BCE

150 SE; 6:20

Judas defeats Nicanor

161 BCE

151 SE 13 Adar; 7:43

Jonathan's leadership

160 BCE - 142 BCE

dies 12:48

Jonathan becomes high priest

152 BCE

10:21

Simon's Leadership

142 BCE - 134 BCE

170 SE; 1st year of Simon; 13:41; death of Simon 177 SE 11 Shebat; 16:14

Yoke of Gentiles removed

142 BCE

170 SE; 1 rule of Simon; 13:41

Rest

Rest in Judah

159 BCE - 157 BCE

9:57

Rest in Judah

142 BCE - 134 BCE

14:4