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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Maccabees

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From the initials of Judas Maccabeus' motto, Μiy Κamowka Βe -'Εlohiym Υahweh , "who is like unto Thee, Jehovah, among the gods?" (Exodus 15:11.) Books of the Apocrypha: interesting as giving a Jewish history of many events which occurred after the sacred Canon closed with Malachi; especially the heroic and successful struggle of the Maccabees for Judah's independence against the Old Testament antichrist and persecutor, Antiochus Epiphanes, of whom Daniel 8; Daniel 11 foretells. (See CANON; BIBLE; DANIEL; JERUSALEM.)


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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Maccabees'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fbd/m/maccabees.html. 1949.

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the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
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