Have a happy Hannukah, but please remember: don't let the Maccabees win.
True, the Maccabees were defending the God of Torah and Law.
I promise you in the spirit of the Maccabees, we will not allow Iran to receive a military nuclear capability.
He was asked to write the screenplay for a Mel Gibson film about the Maccabees.
I put my heart and soul into my screenplay about the Maccabees for deeply personal reasons.
But when the Maccabees became engrossed in worldly politics and susceptible to Greek influences the Pharisees opposed them.
We may also understand it as five angels, who were sent by God to the assistance of the Maccabees.
At any rate, it is to their Greek brethren in Egypt that we are indebted for the history of the bravery of the Maccabees.
It is called Gerusia, or Senate, in the second book of Maccabees.
Under the Maccabees the power of the high priest reached its highest point.
late 14c., from Late Latin Maccabæus, surname given to Judas, third son of Mattathias the Hasmonean, leader of the religious revolt against Antiochus IV, 175-166 B.C.E. Usually connected with Hebrew maqqabh "hammer," but Klein thinks it an inexact transliteration of Hebrew matzbi "general, commander of an army." Related: Maccabean.