Maccabees

Mac'ca·bees noun plural 1. The name given in later times to the Asmonæans, a family of Jewish patriots, who headed a religious revolt in the reign of Antiochus IV., 168-161 B. C. , which led to a period of freedom for Israel. Schaff-Herzog. 2. The name of two ancient hi...
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maccabees

1. The name given later times to the Asmonaeans, a family of Jewish patriots, who headed a religious revolt in the reign of Antiochus IV, 168-161 B. C, which led to a period of freedom for Israel. ... 2. The name of two ancient historical books, which give accounts of Jewish affairs in or about the time of the Maccabean princes, and which are recei...
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Maccabees

• (n. pl.) The name of two ancient historical books, which give accounts of Jewish affairs in or about the time of the Maccabean princes, and which are received as canonical books in the Roman Catholic Church, but are included in the Apocrypha by Protestants. Also applied to three books, two of which are found in some MSS. of the Septuagint. &...
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Maccabees

priestly family of Jews who organized a successful rebellion against the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV and reconsecrated the defiled Temple of ... [9 related articles]
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Maccabees

The Maccabees was a name given to the Asmonaegans, a family of Jewish patriots, who headed a religious revolt in the reign of Antiochus IV from 168 to 161 BC, which led to a period of freedom for Israel. During the persecutions of Antiochus Epiphanes Mattathias slew a Jew who came to the altar to renounce his faith, and then fled to the mountains w...
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Maccabees

The maccabees are two ancient historical books, which give accounts of Jewish affairs in or about the time of the Maccabean princes. They are received as canonical books in the Roman Catholic Church, but are included in the Apocrypha by Protestants.
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Maccabees

Maccabees, two books included in the Septuagint and placed as the last two books in the Old Testament of the Vulgate; they are not included in the Hebrew Bible and are placed in the Apocrypha in Protestant Bibles. First and Second Maccabees are both historical narratives. First Maccabees was origina...
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Maccabees

Maccabees or Machabees (both: măk'ubēz) , Jewish family of the 2d and 1st cent. B.C. that brought about a restoration of Jewish political and religious life. They are also called Hasmoneans or Asmoneans after their ancestor, Hashmon.The Maccabees appear in history as the family of a ...
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Maccabees

A priestly Jewish family which ruled Palestine in the second and first centuries B.C.E. and wrested Judea from the rule of the Seleucids and their Greek practices. The Jewish holiday Hanukkah commemorates the Maccabees' recapture of Jerusalem and reconsecration of the Temple in December 164 B.C.E.
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Maccabees

The Maccabees, also spelled Machabees (מכבים or מקבים, Maqabim; Machabi or Machado; Μακκαβαῖοι Makkabaioi), were the leaders of a Jewish rebel army that took control of Judea, which at the time had been a province of the Seleucid Empire. They founded the Hasmonean dynasty, which ruled from 164 BCE to 63 BCE. They reasserted th...
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