Maccabean


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Mac·ca·bees

 (măk′ə-bēz′)
pl.n.
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Mac′ca·be′an adj.

Maccabean

(ˌmækəˈbiːən)
adj
1. (Bible) of or relating to the Maccabees or to Judas Maccabaeus, the Jewish leader of a revolt (166–161 bc) against Seleucid oppression
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Maccabees or to Judas Maccabaeus, the Jewish leader of a revolt (166–161 bc) against Seleucid oppression

Mac•ca•be•an

(ˌmæk əˈbi ən)

adj.
of or pertaining to the Maccabees or to Judas Maccabaeus.
[1815–25]
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Next we come to the period of the Maccabean revolt.
Hanukkah, or Chanukah, has its origins in the Maccabean Jews' successful uprising against the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BC.
The author does not point out that this vision of the ideal king as a holy warrior is replicated in the portrayal of the Maccabean warrior-priests, uniting the entire land of Canaan under Torah.
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This indicates that Jewish identity underwent through a semantic shift from Judeanness (in the function of ethnicity and geography) before the middle or end of the second century BCE to Jewishness (in the function of religion, culture, and politics) in the Maccabean period.
The only other book of the Bible Kirsch highlights is the late (perhaps as late as the Maccabean period) Book of Esther in a chapter entitled "In the Kingdom of Chance.
Known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah commemorates the Maccabean Revolt which inspired the rededication of the Second Holy Temple in Jerusalem some time in the 2nd century BCE.
23) The Latin Vulgate, for example, employs carnifex only once, while depicting how the tyrannical Hellenistic king Antiochus IV slew the Maccabean Martyrs.
29) With the second text, "The Comparison of a Virgin and a Martyr," Virginis et martyris comparatio (1523 abridged, 1524 full text), (30) Erasmus was fulfilling a promise made to the rector of a nunnery in Cologne, where Maccabean remains were to be found.
53) Instead, Herod was made king by marrying into the ruling Maccabean dynasty and being officially given the title "King of Judea" by the Roman Senate.
Located 86km south of Amman, Madaba has a rich history that dates back to the Maccabean times (c.