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Mattathias ben johanan

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(d. 139 BCE) Father of the Maccabees, led the rebellion against the Syrian Greeks, culminating in the miraculous victory which is celebrated on the festival of Chanukah.


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Entry for 'Mattathias ben johanan'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/m/mattathias-ben-johanan.html. 2012.

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