Judas, Maccabeus, -161 B.C.

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Death 0161

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Judas Maccabeus (d. 161 BCE) was a priest (Kohen) who led the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire (167–160 BCE). The Jewish festival of Hanukkah commemorates the restoration of worship at the Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE, after Judas Maccabeus removed the Hellenistic statuary.

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  • Jerusalem, 06, IL