American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Maccabeus, Judas or Judah Died 160 B.C. Jewish patriot and most famous member of the Maccabees family. His rededication of the Temple at Jerusalem (164 B.C.) is commemorated by the feast of Hanukkah.
“Warriors fare poorly in the Talmud: Judas Maccabeus is not even mentioned;”
“Maccabeus, which is celebrated near our Christmas-time, is delightfully domestic.”
“Judas, who was called Maccabeus, Eleazar, who was called Avaran, Jonathan, who was called Apphus.”
“Then his son Judas, who was called Maccabeus, rose up in his place.”
“The brothers, including Judas called Maccabeus, rebel.”
“Judas, who bore the surname Maccabeus (whence the word”
“Weiss's over-forceful hand at the piano undermined Roberto Sierra's suave "Suite de Canciones y Danzas," commissioned by Bailey, but the 20-something pianist dazzled in the virtuosic keyboard passages of Mendelssohn's "Variations Concertantes" in D. Pieces from Bailey's latest two CDs, released by the Telarc label, were featured in an impulsive and slightly disjointed version of Beethoven's "Judas Maccabeus Variations" and an energetic but hardly immaculate prelude from Bach's Cello Suite in G.”
“Around 164 B.C., Judas Maccabeus routed the Edomites and the nation ceased to exist.”
“As  Judas Maccabeus killed Apollonius with his own weapons, we arm ourselves to our own overthrows; and use reason, art, judgment, all that should help us, as so many instruments to undo us.”
“If I marry a Hasmonaean princess directly descended from Judas Maccabeus.”
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