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Judas
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[1] J. Maccabaeus Son of Mattathias, leader of rebels in the 2nd cent. BC

(The epithet probably from Hebrew maqqaebaet, ‘the hammer’, owing to military success). Third son of the priest Mattathias ( Hasmonean), in 167/166 BC he took over leadership of the Jewish rebels who rose against the desecration of the Temple in Jerusalem, the ban on the Jewish religion and the pressure of taxation under  Antiochus IV [6]. J. proved hims…

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Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) and Domhardt, Yvonne (Zürich), “Judas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e529370>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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