Examples from the Web for maccabees
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.
I put my heart and soul into my screenplay about the Maccabees for deeply personal reasons.
He was asked to write the screenplay for a Mel Gibson film about the Maccabees.
These kings are mentioned in the book of Daniel and in the books of the Maccabees.The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
"Nevertheless the Maccabees are the more touched by devotion," he maintained.The City of Delight|Elizabeth Miller
Thus the revolution brought about by the Maccabean revolt seemed about to be undone by the successors of the Maccabees.Oriental Women|Edward Bagby Pollard
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
I refer the reader for the more ancient narrative to the second book of Maccabees, chap.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for maccabees
Culture 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.