Thursday, December 22, 2011

Maccabees - Said Who

What does Maccabees mean?

The Wikipedia entry [link] is quite pitiful.
S. from On The Main Line explains [link] says we will never know, but it sure is fun to guess. And guess he does.
Mitchell First, over at the Seforim Blog [link] has an annotated discussion, basing himself on how it was originally spelled in Hebrew.

And read the book, if you please [link to I Link to II].

Happy Chanukah!

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