History: Judas Maccabaeus

Posted on Sun 07 November 2021 in history

164 BCE

When Seleucid king Antiochus IV, 175- 163 BCE, lead troops into Jerusalem, Judas Maccabaeus lead a revolt in which the Jews were able to capture the Temple of Jerusalem. The holiday of Hanukkah is celebrated each year by Jewish people in remembrance of this event.