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Maccabees

“Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valor.”

Jan. 26 2018 12:01AM

With help from a porcupine.

Daniel Eisenbud
Dec. 14 2017 12:01AM

A modest suggestion for a new way of thinking about the original meaning of the word “Maccabee.”

Dec. 6 2017 12:01AM

“A rare and exciting find.”

Daniel Eisenbud
Dec. 1 2017 12:01AM

The Hanukkah story didn’t end with the rededication of the Temple.

Lawrence Schiffman
Dec. 30 2016 12:01AM

How the Hasmoneans changed halakhah.

Shlomo Brody
Dec. 29 2016 12:01AM

Talmudic rabbis never forgave the combining of priesthood with the monarchy.

Richard Hidary
Dec. 28 2016 12:01AM

Just in time for Hanukkah.

Yori Yalon
Dec. 20 2016 12:01AM

In the Maccabees’ hometown.

Sue Surkes
June 9 2016 12:01AM

What Seleucid inscriptions tell us.

John Ma
May 13 2016 12:01AM

An archaeological mystery solved?

Times of Israel
Nov. 6 2015 12:01AM

Archaeologists are reviving a 145-year-old hypothesis.

Robin Ngo
Oct. 1 2015 12:01AM

When Jews returned from exile, they brought the Babylonian calendar with them.

Sacha Stern
July 7 2015 12:01AM

Hanukkah may be one of the best-known Jewish holidays, but its status is anomalous if not marginal. The two books of Maccabees were excluded from. . .

Hayyim Angel
Dec. 17 2014 12:01AM