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Book of Second Maccabees
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A work detailing some of the same events as (1 Maccabees 1:10–7:50), but from a different perspective. Its history covers the Hellenistic reform, the Maccabean revolt, up to the defeat of the Seleucid general, Nicanor. Originally written in Greek and as an abridgment of a five-volume work of Jason of Cyrene (2 Maccabees 2:19–32), which itself is now lost, 2 Maccabees seeks to encourage the reader via the exemplary Jewish heroes throughout the narrative.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Maccabees, Second Book of the
Maccabees, Second Book of the A work detailing some of the same events as (1 Maccabees 1:10–7:50), but from a different perspective. Its history covers the Hellenistic reform, the Maccabean revolt, up to the defeat of the Seleucid general, Nicanor. Originally written in Greek and as an abridgment of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
2 Maccabees
2 MaccabeesI. Introduction (chaps. 1–2)A. A Letter to the Jews in Egypt (1:1–9)B. A Letter to Aristobulus (1:10–2:18)C. Preface (2:19–32)II. Heliodorus and the Temple Treasury (3:1–40)III. The High Priesthood—Simon, Jason, and Menelaus (4:1–5:27)IV. Persecution of the Jews (6:1–7:42)V. The Rebellion
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MACCABEES, SECOND BOOK OF
MACCABEES, SECOND BOOK OF [Μακκαβαίων Β Makkabaiōn B]. The book of Second Maccabees describes the revolt of the Jews, under the leadership of Judas Maccabeus, against their overlords, the Seleucid kings (see MACCABEES, MACCABEAN REVOLT). It deals with the period from 175 bce to 164 bce.A. NameB. Structure
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