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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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  • And his son Judas, who was called Maccabaeus, rose up in his stead.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • The greatest of the sons of the priest was called Maccabaeus, "the Hammer," because he smote his enemies so fiercely.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

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