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Maccabees, The

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Maccabees, The: The Jewish army that revolted against the Syrian-Greek occupation in 139 BCE, whose miraculous victory culminated in the festival of Chanukah. Their name is an acronym of their battle cry, whose Hebrew words mean “who is likened unto You amongst all powers, O, G-d.”
It is not clearly known when the story which we are going to tell you here actually took place. The story first appeared in a very ancient book named after the heroine, Yehudis (Judith), and it was written in Hebrew. However, the original text was lost, a...
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