- of or relating to the Maccabees or Judas Maccabaeus.
Origin of Maccabean
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Even the Judeans at the time of the Maccabean revolt could not be immune.Christmas For Love, Chanukah For Awe
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Until the Maccabean revolt, he explained, most Jews were content to sleep peacefully in family caves after death.How Jews Invented Heaven
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Was it not here that Judas, the Maccabean, had routed the host of Nicanor?For the Temple
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In the next place he was an upholder of the Maccabean pontificate.
It ran past Bethzur and Beth-zecharias, famous in Maccabean warfare.Biblical Geography and History
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Down to the Maccabean age some books continued to be written in Hebrew.
He shares the view of the Maccabean age that prophecy is dead.
- of or relating to the Maccabees or to Judas Maccabaeus, the Jewish leader of a revolt (166–161 bc) against Seleucid oppression
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