Meaning of MACCABEES in English (in full Books of the Maccabees) four books of Jewish history and theology, of which the first and second are in the Apocrypha. øøMaccabean adj. [the name of a Jewish family that led a revolt c.170 BC under Judas Maccabaeus]

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