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Judas Maccabaeus

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  1. Maccabaeus, Judas.
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Maccabaeus

[mak-uh-bee-uh s]
noun
  1. Judas or Ju·dah [joo-duh] /ˈdʒu də/, the Hammer, died c. 160 b.c., Judean patriot, one of the Maccabees: military leader 166–160 (son of Mattathias).
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Judas Maccabaeus

noun
  1. Jewish leader, whose revolt (166–161 bc) against the Seleucid kingdom of Antiochus IV (Epiphanes) enabled him to recapture Jerusalem and rededicate the Temple
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