Judas Maccabaeus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Judas Maccabaeus Jewish leader of a revolt in Judea that recovered Jerusalem around 166 BC; hero of the Apocryphal books I Maccabees and II Maccabees (?-161 BC)
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Usage

In literature:

The other was the revolt of the Hebrews under Judas Maccabaeus, against their Grecian rulers.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
The heroic career of Judas Maccabaeus was ended.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume II" by John Lord
Had Napoleon died at the Bridge of Lodi, he would have passed down in history as a Judas Maccabaeus.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX" by John Lord
MACCABEES, a body of Jewish patriots, followers of Judas Maccabaeus, who in 2nd century B.C.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Judas Maccabaeus, fighting with great courage, but having with him only 800 men, fell in the battle.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
A story founded on that stirring period of Jewish history, the wars of Judas Maccabaeus.
"Hunter's Marjory" by Margaret Bruce Clarke
The characters represented are Judas Maccabaeus; Simon, his brother; an Israelitish Messenger; and Israelitish Men and Women.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
A moneylender in London might be like Judas Iscariot; but a moneylender in Moscow must be like Judas Maccabaeus.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
And his son Judas, who was called Maccabaeus, rose up in his stead.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
And those who were present noticed that the rabbi's eldest son, Judas Maccabaeus, carried a sword under his mantle.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
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