The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Modein (מודעין‎, mwd'yn; Μωδείν, Mōdein). A town in the foothills of the Judaean mountains. It was the home of the Hasmoneans, or Maccabees, and the site where the Maccabean revolt began in 167 bc.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Modein (Place)
MODEIN (PLACE) [Gk Modein (Μοδειν)]. An ancient village located ca. 20 miles NW of Jerusalem in the region of Lydda (Lod). Modein is only mentioned briefly in 1 and 2 Maccabees (cf. Goldstein, I Maccabees and II Maccabees AB) where its importance is chiefly due to its association with Mattathias and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Modein mṑdin, mṑdēn [Gk Mōdeein. Mōdein, Mōdeeim, etc.; Talm. môḏîʿîm and môḏîʿîṯ are reflected in the caption of the Madeba Map, Mōdeeim hē nýn Mōditha, “Modein which is now Moditha” (Avi-Yonah, no. 58)]; AV, NEB, MODIN. A town on the plain near Lod (Lydda); the ancestral home
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Modein (moh´deen), the home of the Hasmonean family, about twenty-three miles northwest of Jerusalem (1 Macc. 2:1), where the Maccabean revolt began (2:15, 24–35). See also Hasmoneans; Maccabees.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Modein (Gk. Modein)A small village, modern Ras Medieh (150148) ca. 29 km. (18 mi.) NW of Jerusalem, the ancestral home of the Hasmoneans and the site of the Maccabean Revolution in 167 b.c.e. The aged priest Mattathias refused to sacrifice a sow to Zeus as commanded by Antiochus IV Epiphanes and killed
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Modein [mōˊdēn] (Gk. Modein; from Heb. môḏâ˓îm, Aram. môḏā˓în).† The ancestral home of the Hasmoneans, located at el-Arba˓în (Ras Medieh), in a mountainous region 29 km. (18 mi.) northwest of Jerusalem and 9 km. (6 mi.) east of Lod (Lydda). It was here that the Maccabean revolt
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Modiim; Modiin
MODIIM; MODIIN A village 8 miles to the east of Lydda (Lod), the birth-place and burial-place of the Maccabean family (1 Macc. 2:1, 15, 23, 70; 9:19; 13:25, 30). Eusebius (Onom. 132, 16) says that the monuments built on the tombs of the Maccabees were to be seen in his day, and the site is still marked
Catholic Bible Dictionary
MODEIN A village north of Jerusalem that was home to Mattathias, patriarch of the Maccabees. The town witnessed the start of the Maccabean revolt, when Mattathias refused to obey the demands of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (see Seleucids) to forsake the Law, and then he slew the official sent to carry out
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mo´din, a place not mentioned in either the Old or the New Testament, though rendered immortal by its connection with the history of the Jews in the interval between the two. It was the native city of the Maccabæan family, 1 Macc. 13:25, and as a necessary consequence contained their ancestral sepulchre.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
ModeinModein (mohʹdeen), the home of the Hasmonean family, about twenty-three miles northwest of Jerusalem (1 Macc. 2:1), where the Maccabean revolt began (1 Macc. 2:15, 24–35). See also Hasmoneans; Maccabees.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MODIN<mo’-din> ([Μωδέειν, Modeein], [Μωδείν, Modein], [Μωδεείμ, Modeeim], and other forms; in the Talmud it is called מוֹדִעִים‎ [modhìim], and מוֹדִיעִית‎ [modhìith] (Neubauer, Geographie du Talmud, 99)): This place owes its interest to the part it played in the history of the Maccabees. It was
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Modein moh’deen (Μοδεϊν). A town where Mattathias and his sons initiated the Maccabean Revolt (1 Macc. 2:15 et al.). It is identified with modern Midyah (more specifically, el-Arbaʿin), about 17 mi. NW of Jerusalem. See Maccabee.
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