- 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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And his son Judas, who was called Maccabaeus, rose up in his stead.
The greatest of the sons of the priest was called Maccabaeus, "the Hammer," because he smote his enemies so fiercely.