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Judah Maccabee was a Jewish priest (kohen) and a son of the priest Mattathias. He led the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire (167–160 BCE).


After this, Judah captured Mt. Zion, purged the temple of Hellenistic cult paraphernalia, reconstructed the sanctuary according to Torah prescriptions and  ...


Judas Maccabeus, also called Judah Maccabee, Maccabeus also spelled Maccabaeus (died 161/160 bce), Jewish guerrilla leader who defended his country ...


Nov 29, 2013 ... The man who accomplished this tremendous feat would forever be remembered by one badass nickname – Judah Maccabee, the Hammer of ...


Dec 10, 2014 ... Judas Maccabeus (Wikimedia) The warrior Judas Maccabeus, or Judah of Maccabee, drawn by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872).


The story of Judah Maccabee begins in a little town called Modin. The town is about twenty miles from Jerusalem. Judah was one of five boys. He, and his ...


Dec 7, 2015 ... That guy should give the Jews a Hanukkah present in the form of a long-awaited Judah Maccabee movie.) Before you say “oy vey” to that or ...


Dec 1, 2016 ... Judah the Maccabee is the central figure of the Hanukkah story. A rebel fighter who overthrew the Syrian Greek army and restored the Temple ...



The revolt launched by the priest Mattathias and later led by his third son, Judah Maccabee, was both a civil war and a war against an outside enemy.