Decades: 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC - **140s BC** - 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC

Years: 146 BC 145 BC 144 BC 143 BC 142 BC - **141 BC** - 140 BC 139 BC 138 BC 137 BC 136 BC

**Events**

- The Seleucid garrison negotiates the surrender of Jerusalem. Simon Maccabaeus assumes control of that city.
- Demetrius II of Syria made prisoner of Mithradates, king of the Parthians. Antiochus VII Sidetes becomes king of the Seleucid Empire in his absence.

- Emperor Jing of Han China, Emperor of China