Judas (son of Chalphi)
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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
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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
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