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Called Lessau in some manuscripts. A village in Judaea where the Jews, led by Judas Maccabeus, attacked the forces of Nicanor (2 Macc 14:16).
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DESSAU (PLACE) [Gk Dessaou (Δεσσαου)]. Village, presumably in Judea, at which 2 Macc 14:16 claims that the Jews under the leadership of Judah Maccabee first met in battle Nicanor the appointee of Demetrius I. While some major Greek uncials and minuscules use the term Lessaou (A’ q 62 58 771), the present
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