Maccabee


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Mac·ca·bee

 (măk′ə-bē′)
Family of Jewish patriots of the second and first centuries bc, active in the liberation of Judea from Syrian rule.
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The sight of the splintered boat seemed to madden him, as the blood of grapes and mulberries cast before Antiochus's elephants in the book of Maccabees.
They sing the psalms of David, of which, as well as the other parts of the Holy Scriptures, they have a very exact translation in their own language; in which, though accounted canonical, the books of the Maccabees are omitted.
People who observe the holiday will be lighting candles in nine-branch candle holders, or menorahs, to celebrate the victory of the Maccabee rebels over the Seleucid empire in Jerusalem.
The mother didn't need more than one look to identify the object as an ancient oil lamp dating back 2,200 years, meaning it would've been in use in the days of Judah Maccabee.
Catherine Maccabee was promoted to Administrative Operations Manager.
Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 165 BCE after the routing of Syrian-Greek occupiers by a ragtag military force led by Judah Maccabee.
Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee" is a script for a play as Edward Einhorn presents a story where a modern boy finds a room that grants him a connection to an Ancient Temple in Jerusalem, and to famed figure of Jewish legend Judah Maccabee.
The 55-year-old actor, who in the past used barrage of anti-Semitic insults, had signed to produce a movie about Judah Maccabee - the Jewish warrior who defeated the Greek-Syrian armies in the second century B.
In the Zionist imagination, the heroic story of Hanukkah and the struggles of Judah the Maccabee were constant reminders of how different the Diaspora Jew was from his distant ancestors.
Carson, Maccabee is a historical novelization of mid-2nd century, when a Syrian king called Antiochus Epiphanes sought to exterminate the Jewish nation.
You (the student) are a journalist who has been asked by your editor to follow up that news item with an in-depth feature a two page spread with text and graphics entitled "The Life and Times of Judah Maccabee.
Specifically, Maccabee takes his readers on a "tour" of St.