Judas Maccabaeus


noun

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Judas Maccabaeus
/ (ˌmækəˈbiːəs) /

noun

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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