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King James Bible: Luke, Chapter 3
Chapter 3 3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of...
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Hebrew word(s) of the week: Hashmona'im/makabbim, Hasmoneans/Maccabees
Similarly, the Maccabees are named for Judah — the third son of Mattatyahu (Mattathias), “God's Gift” — whose nickname was MaKaBY, an acronym of the verse (slogan) Mi Kamokha Ba-elim Adonay (Yah) “Who is like You, O Lord.” Or an acronym of ...

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