Maccabaeus

[ mak-uh-bee-uhs ]
/ ˌmæk əˈbi əs /

noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for Maccabaeus

  • And his son Judas, who was called Maccabaeus, rose up in his stead.

    The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • The greatest of the sons of the priest was called Maccabaeus, "the Hammer," because he smote his enemies so fiercely.

    The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall