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Fighting Followers (Judas Maccabeus)
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Son of the priest Mattathias. Leader of the Jews in the second century bc during the Maccabean revolt.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JUDAS MACCABEUS. The leader of the Jewish revolt against the religious persecutions of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. He was of a priestly family of the mišmar (tribe) of Jehoiarib (1 Chr 24:7). His family home was the village of Modiin, on the western slopes of the Judean hill country. He was the third son
MACCABEAN REVOLT. The name commonly given to the revolt of Jews in Judea against Seleucid domination in the years 166–160 b.c.e. It is named after the surname of its leader, JUDAS MACCABEUS. It is also called the Hasmonean revolt, after the name of the family to which Judas, his father, and his brothers
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MACCABEUS, JUDAS Third son of Mattathias; leader of the Jewish insurrection against Rome in 166 bc. His surname, Maccabeus (perhaps from an Aramaic word meaning “the Hammerer”), was later applied to all of the Hasmonean family.Judas Maccabeus was one of the great generals in Jewish history. With but
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Judas (joo´duhs; Gk. for Heb. Judah).1 Judas Maccabeus, the third of the five sons of Mattathias. The nickname Maccabeus, which was also used for his followers (the Maccabees), probably derives from a word for “hammer.” After Antiochus IV Epiphanes polluted the temple in 167 bce, Mattathias moved with
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Judas Maccabeus (Gk. Ioúdas Makkabaɩ́os)The military and political leader credited with the success of the Jewish revolt against Seleucid rule during the reign of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. He is listed in 1 Macc. 2:4 as the third of five sons of Mattathias, a priest of the order of Jehoiarib; Josephus
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JUDAS MACCABEUS The third of five sons of Mattathias (1 Macc 2:2) and the leader of the Jewish revolt against the Hellenizing efforts and religious persecutions of the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes. “Judas” is the Greek form of the name Judah; because of his military success he was given the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Judas Maccabaeus (d. 161 bc), leader of the Jews in the revolt against the Seleucid king of Syria. The third son of the priest, Mattathias (d. 166), who nominated him to succeed him as captain of the hosts, he won a series of spectacular victories against the Syrians in the years 166–164. In 164 he
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Machabeus (Judas).—Jewish warrior, son of Mathathias, died in 160 b.c. He succeeded his father in the commandry of the army of Israel, 167 b.c., successively defeated Apollonius, lieutenant of Antiochus, near Samaria, Seron, Syrian general, at Bethoron; the generals Ptolemy, Nicanor, and Gorgias, sent
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Judas Maccabeus (167–160 BCE)
Judas Maccabeus (167–160 bce)Judas was the third son of Mattathias bar-Hasmon, the priest who rebelled against the oppression of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. After a year of successful resistance against the Syrians, Mattathias, knowing he was dying, passed the leadership to Judas. Because he was recognized
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MACCABEES, MACCABEAN REVOLT. The Maccabean Revolt-one of the most significant events in Jewish history-came about in 168–165 bce or 167–164 bce because the Seleucid ruler attempted to suppress the practice of the Jewish religion, the Temple was polluted, and the Temple service stopped. Most of the Jewish