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Upon entering Jerusalem, the Maccabees saw that there was only enough oil to light the Temple’s eternal flame for one night.
The traditionalist Maccabees might have been victorious in 160 BCE, but for seven years afterwards the priesthood lay empty because they had no strong candidates who could play nice with foreign rulers.Did Archaeologists Just Find Evidence of Hanukkah Stories?|Candida Moss|November 29, 2021|The Daily Beast
Have a happy Hannukah, but please remember: don't let the Maccabees win.
I promise you in the spirit of the Maccabees, we will not allow Iran to receive a military nuclear capability.
True, the Maccabees were defending the God of Torah and Law.
A truly original approach might be to portray the second-century B.C. Maccabees speaking like rappers.Yo, Yo, Yo, It’s Chanukah: Hip-Hop Lights the Menorah|Eli Lake|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I put my heart and soul into my screenplay about the Maccabees for deeply personal reasons.Joe Eszterhas on His Book, ‘Heaven and Mel,’ and His Mel Gibson Ordeal|Joe Eszterhas|June 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Respecting the origin of this sect nothing certain is known, beyond that they were in existence at the time of the Maccabees.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
Then they were crushed by the wars which are explained in the books of the Maccabees.The City of God, Volume II|Aurelius Augustine
And it is mentioned by the author of the book of Maccabees, that the Jews, upon a solemn occasion, entered the temple.
The result was the glorious revolt of the Jews under Mattathias and his sons—the family of the Maccabees.A Brief Bible History|James Oscar Boyd
But the question that concerns us most is, whether the writer of First Maccabees actually reckoned by Macedonian months?The Book of Daniel Unlocked|W. S. Auchincloss
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Cultural definitions for Maccabees
According to two books of the Apocrypha, a family of Jewish patriots active in the liberation of Judea from Syrian rule. The Maccabees established a line of priest-kings that lasted until the rule of Herod the Great.