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Judas Maccabaeus

Maccabaeus

[mak-uh-bee-uh s] /ˌmæk əˈbi əs/
noun
1.
Judas or Judah
[joo-duh] /ˈdʒu də/ (Show IPA),
("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/
noun
1.
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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