Until the Maccabean revolt, he explained, most Jews were content to sleep peacefully in family caves after death.
Even the Judeans at the time of the Maccabean revolt could not be immune.
Even in this slight incident there may be an allusion to Maccabean days.
Was it not here that Judas, the Maccabean, had routed the host of Nicanor?
Its origin is to be sought in the first place in the prophecy of Daniel, written at the beginning of the Maccabean period.
In the next place he was an upholder of the Maccabean pontificate.
For after a time the Maccabean rulers themselves assumed the title of high priest, and still later the title of king.
Down to the Maccabean age some books continued to be written in Hebrew.
The Books of the Maccabees are the classic authority on the Maccabean uprising.
He shares the view of the Maccabean age that prophecy is dead.