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Maccabees, Maccabean War

Holman Bible Dictionary

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Maccabees was the name given to the family of Mattathias, a faithful priest, who led in a revolt against the Hellenizing influences of the Seleucid King Antiochus Epiphanes in about 168 B.C. See Apocrypha; Intertestamental History.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Maccabees, Maccabean War'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​m/maccabees-maccabean-war.html. 1991.
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