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. Meanwhile Ahab half smothered in the foam of the whale's insolent tail, and too much of a cripple to swim, --though he could still keep afloat, even in the heart of such a whirlpool as that; helpless Ahab's head was seen, like a tossed bubble which the least chance shock might burst.
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.
Drained by battle and depleted of spirit, all were aghast and many were overwhelmed, but Judah the Maccabee would not hear of it.
After the great nationalist hero Judah the Maccabee secured victory, 2 Maccabees reports how he collects money to be sent to the Temple for a sin-offering for those who had fallen in heroic battle.
This feast celebrates the dedication of the new altar of the Jerusalem Temple in 165 BC by the Maccabee brothers after the Temple and the altar were desecrated by Seleucid rulers, in particular, Antiochus IV Epiphanes.
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. Hanukkah candles burn considerably brighter in the United States than among Jews living in another parts of the world.
"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.C.
The rabbis would never forget the cruelty of the Hasmonean kings to the Pharisees and the false claims of Maccabee legitimacy.