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Judas Maccabaeus


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  • n. 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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  • The drama was called Judas Maccabaeus, in compliment to the Prince.

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  • The concert will include Handel's overture to his opera "Judas Maccabaeus," Bizet's L'Arlesienne "Suite No. 1" and Michael Torke's "Purple."

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  • Handel took as a symbolic subject Judas Maccabaeus' triumph 166-161 B.C. over the Hellenizing schemes of Antiochus IV.

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  • Handel took as a symbolic subject Judas Maccabaeus 'triumph (166-161 B.C.) over the Hellenizing schemes of Antiochus IV.

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  • However, the events of the Jacobite rising inspired a series of militaristic oratorios, beginning in 1746 with the patriotic Occasional Oratorio, hastily compiled from existing works, followed by Judas Maccabaeus 1747, and continuing in 1748 with a sequel to Judas, Alexander Balus, and Joshua.

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  • Concerning the two books of Chronicles I have nothing particular or important to remark, except that they were certainly written after the time of Ezra, and possibly after the restoration of the Temple by Judas Maccabaeus 19.

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  • Judas Maccabaeus; this swain, because of his great limb or joint, shall pass Pompey the Great; the page, Hercules, —

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  • The servants had lighted candles to celebrate the victory of the great Jewish general, Judas Maccabaeus, who had driven foreign tyrants out of Palestine and purified the Temple two hundred years before.

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  • Alexandria; and hence it was natural that Judas Maccabaeus, when he had vindicated the liberty of his nation, should look to Rome for support in maintaining that liberty.


  • In the same month Handel began the composition of a new oratorio in honour of the Duke; this was _Judas Maccabaeus_, for which he had discovered a new librettist, the Rev. Thomas Morell, formerly Fellow of King's College,



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