Title: LDS Bible Dictionary Note: BD MACCABEES A family of Jewish patriots. In 175 B.C. ... After the death of Judas in 161 B.C. his brothers JONATHAN and SIMON became the leaders....Si mon was then sole leader of the patriotic party. ...In 135 B.C. he was treacherously murdere d by his son-in-law (16: 11-24).