Judas Maccabeus and the Revolt

Web biographies of Judas | The Maccabean Revolt | Judas' battles

Web biographies of Judas

Judah Maccabee, an authoritative short entry from Mahlon H. Smith's Into His Own: Perspective on the World of Jesus (Rutgers University). Smith's hyperlinking is commendable. Also here.

Jewish Encyclopedia: Judas Maccabeus. An excellent, scholarly entry in the 1901-1906 Jewish Encyclopedia. Entry by Samuel Krauss and Richard Gottheil. Contains some scanning errors, but the original pages can also be viewed.

Wikipedia: Judas Maccabeus. Exceedingly detailed page.

Note: If you don't know, Wikipedia is a sort of "open source" encyclopedia. Anyone can change it, anytime. Surprisingly, it works. But there are persistent problems—particularly bias—and you can never trust a fact 100%. The best feature is undoubtedly the scope of the project and the massive hyperlinking. In the case of Judas Maccabeus, I was surprised to find an ad hoc committee produce something inspiring!

Catholic Encyclopedia: Judas Machabeus entry by James F. Driscoll (1910 edition). See also The Machabees.

The Maccabean Revolt

Amazon. Hasmonean Revolt: Rebellion or Revolution by Steven L. Derfler (Ancient Near Eastern Texts and Studies, Vol 5)

FTP Text File: Reviewed by B. G. Wright, Ioudaios (March 1992). Ouch!

"In short, I was unable to find any part of the book that compensated for its problems, which are legion. All in all this book fails to illuminate any aspect of the Hasmonean revolt or its social, cultural, and political roots."

"The Hasmonean Revolt" by Jeffrey J. Godfrey (1997 undergraduate paper)

Maccabean Revolt Chronology from Chris Forbes, Macquarie University, Australia.

Judas' battles

Wikipedia: Battle of Elasa. Usual Wikipedia caveats apply.

Wikipedia: Battle of Emmaus. Usual Wikipedia caveats apply.

The Battles of the Maccabees by Edward Greenberg. Popular article on Judas' tactics.

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