The picture looked bleak — hopeless actually.

Sixty thousand soldiers of the Seleucid Empire were bearing down on a few thousand Jewish rebels. The leader of this small band of freedom fighters, known as Judah Maccabee (or Judah the Hammer), scanned the meager forces he had assembled at the town of Modiin. They were outnumbered at least five to one.

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