Judas (2 Macc. 1:10)
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Judas (Person)
JUDAS (PERSON) [Gk Ioudas (Ἰουδας)]. Greek form of the Hebrew name Judah.1. See JUDAS MACCABEUS.2. Son of Chalphi, and a commander of the army of Jonathan, who along with Mattathias the son of Absalom, remained faithful to Jonathan when the rest of his army deserted him (1 Macc 11:70). At the outset
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
3. A person of good position in Jerusalem at the time of the mission to Aristobulus (2 Macc. 1:10); he has been identified with Judas Maccabeus and also with an Essene prophet (Josephus Ant. xiii.11.2 [311]; BJ i.3.5 [78]).
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 (Gk. Ioúdas)1. The son of Chalphi; a commander in the army of Jonathan who with Mattathias remained with Jonathan while all others fled in the ambush at Hazor (1 Macc. 11:70).2. A son of Simon Maccabeus and brother of John Hyrcanus. Together Judas and John defeated the Seleucid Cendebeus (1
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Judas [joo-dus] (Ἰούδας = יהודה‎, Yehuda, “Jew” or “Praise”) (1) Judas Maccabeus (Μακκαβαῖος, “Hammer”10), son of Mattathias (1) (1 Macc. 2:4) (2) son of Chalphi; commander under Jonathan (16) (1 Macc. 11:70) (3) son of Simon (3) and nephew of Judas Maccabeus, treacherously murdered by Ptolemy (12)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JUDAS joo´duhs [Ἰούδας Ioudas]. Judas is the Greek name for the Hebrew patriarch Judah (yehudhah יְהוּדָה) and for the eponymous tribe (see JUDAH, JUDAHITES). In the LXX, references to either the tribe or the person appear as Judas. In the NT, likewise, references to the patriarch (e.g., Matt 1:2;