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Definition of Maccabees

Maccabees
Maccabees Mac"ca*bees, n. pl. 1. The name given later times to the Asmon[ae]ans, 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 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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- The Maccabees (/ˈmækəˌbiːz/), also spelled Machabees (Hebrew: מכבים or מקבים, Maqabim; Latin: Machabaei or Maccabaei; Gr****: Μακκαβαῖοι, Makkabaioi),...
- The Fourth Book of Maccabees, also called 4 Maccabees is a homily or philosophic discourse praising the supremacy of pious reason over p****ion. It was...
- 1 Maccabees is a book written in Hebrew by a Jewish author after the restoration of an independent Jewish kingdom by the Hasmonean dynasty, about the...
- The Maccabees were an English indie rock band, formed in 2004 in London. They released four albums: Colour It In in 2007, followed by Wall of Arms in...
- 2 Maccabees is a deuterocanonical book which focuses on the Maccabean Revolt against Antiochus IV Epiphanes and concludes with the defeat of the Seleucid...
- The Books of the Maccabees are books concerned with the Maccabees, the leaders of the Jewish rebellion against the Seleucid dynasty and related subjects...
- The Third Book of Maccabees, also called 3 Maccabees, (or "Ptolemaics" by Pseudo-Athanasius) is found in most Orthodox Bibles as a part of the Anagignoskomena...
- of the Maccabees, deuterocanonical books Knights of the Maccabees, fraternal organization Maccabees Building in Detroit, Michigan The Maccabees (band)...
- BCE, led by the Maccabees against the Seleucid Empire and the ****enistic influence on Jewish life. In the narrative of I Maccabees, after Antiochus...
- Scripture, i.e., inspired and canonical: namely, the Book of Enoch, 3 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, and some others. Lectionaries for use in the liturgy differ somewhat...
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