Judas Maccabaeus

Judas Maccabaeus

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Maccabaeus

[mak-uh-bee-uhs]
noun
Judas or Judah [joo-duh] , ("the Hammer") died c. 160 b.c, Judean patriot, one of the Maccabees: military leader 166–160 (son of Mattathias).
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Judas Maccabaeus (ˌmækəˈbiːəs)
 
n
Jewish leader, whose revolt (166--161 bc) against the Seleucid kingdom of Antiochus IV (Epiphanes) enabled him to recapture Jerusalem and rededicate the Temple

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