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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The second of the Asmonæan kings of Judea; reigned in the beginning of the century before Christ; insulted the Jews by profaning the rites of their religion, and roused a hostility against him which was appeased only by his death, the news of which was received with expressions of triumphant exultation.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Jannæus, Alexander'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/j/jannus-alexander.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
the Second Week of Advent