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see MaccabeesMaccabees
or Machabees
, Jewish family of the 2d and 1st cent. B.C. that brought about a restoration of Jewish political and religious life. They are also called Hasmoneans or Asmoneans after their ancestor, Hashmon.
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(1) The Percy Library held at UNC enumerates Percy's Knox Bible as follows: Knox I (Genesis to Esther, # 211), Knox II (Job to Machabees, # 130), Knox NT (# 1731).
100 Rede the Machabees softlye thorow oute And ye shall fynde it no doute Yf you your dylygence do applye.
100 Rede the Machabees softlye thorow oute] A Catholic 'proof-text' for prayers for the dead is 2 Maccabees 12:39 ff.