Judah the Maccabee was the leader of the Maccabees, Jews of Judea that were oppressed by Antiochus IV, a king from Syria, who ruled over Judea as a tyrant.

He led the Maccabees to resist and,[1] though the Jews were outnumbered and did not stand a chance,[2] ousted Antiochus' hordes from Judea and reconsecrating the temple which had been filled with idols.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Marvel Holiday Special #1992; Revisionist History
  2. Merry X-Men Holiday Special #1; The Impossible Enemy

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