Decades: 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC - **160s BC** - 150s BC140s BC 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC

Years: 172 BC 171 BC 170 BC 169 BC 168 BC - **167 BC** - 166 BC 165 BC 164 BC 163 BC 162 BC

- Antiochus IV Epiphanes decrees that Hellenistic practices be followed by all of his subjects. This decree causes Mattathias, son of John, to raise a revolt in Modein. Mattathias is considered the founder of the Hasmonean dynasty.

**Death**