The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dessau (Δεσσαου, Dessaou). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dessau (Place)
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dessau desʹô [Gk. Dessaou] (2 Macc. 14:16); NEB ADASA. A Judean village of uncertain identification where the Jewish forces engaged Nicanor in battle.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
DESSAU A village in Judea where the Jews led by Judas Maccabeus attacked forces of Nicanor (2 Macc 14:16). Nicanor was a Syrian officer under the command of Lysias.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DESSAU<des’-o>, <des’-a-u> ([Δεσσαού, Dessaou] (2 Macc 14:16)): the Revised Version (British and American) LESSAU (which see).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Dessau des’aw (Δεσσαυ). A village where the Jews joined battle with Nicanor, a general of Antiochus Epiphanes, in Maccabean times (2 Macc. 14:16; ERV, “Lessau,” following Codex A, Lessau). The town was probably located in the hills N of Jerusalem, but the precise site is uncertain.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
DESSAU, desʹô, desʹa-ū (Δεσσαού, Dessaoú [2 Macc 14:16]): RV LESSAU (which see).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DESSAU des´aw [Δεσσαού Dessaou; Δεεσαού Deesaou]. A village in Judea where the Jews engaged in battle against NICANOR (2 Macc 14:16).