[ as-i-dee-uhn ]
/ ˌæs ɪˈdi ən /
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a member of a sect, characterized by its religious zeal and piety, that flourished in the 2nd century b.c. during the time of the Maccabees and vigorously resisted the Hellenization of Jewish culture and religion.
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Also As·si·dae·an, Hasidean, Hasidaean.
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These were the Chassidim (Greek, Assidean), meaning the pious.A Thousand Years of Jewish History|Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris