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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Judas

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jōō´das ( Ἰούδας , Ioúdas ; Greek form of Hebrew "Judah"):

(1) A L evite mentioned in 1 Esdras 9:23 = JUDAH (3).

(2) Judas Maccabeus, 3son of Mattathias (1 Maccabees 2:4 ). See MACCABEES .

(3) Judas, son of Chalphi, a Jewish officer who supported Jonathan bravely at the battle of Hazor (1 Maccabees 11:70; Ant ., XIII , v, 7).

(4) A person of good position in Jerusalem at the time of the mission to Aristobulus (2 Maccabees 1:10 ); he has been identified with Judas Maccabeus and also with an Essene prophet ( Ant ., XIII , xi, 2; BJ , III, 5).

(5) Son of Simon the Maccabee, and brother of John Hyrcanus (1 Maccabees 16:2 ). He was wounded in the battle which he fought along with his brother against Cendebeus (1 Maccabees 16:1 ff; Ant ., XIII , vii, 3), and was murdered by Ptolemy the usurper, his brother-in-law, at Dok (1 Maccabees 16:11 ff).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Judas'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/j/judas.html. 1915.

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