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First and Second Books of Maccabees
1 and 2 Maccabees • 1 Maccabees • 1-2 Maccabees • 2 Maccabess • First and Second Maccabees • First Maccabees • Second Maccabees
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Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Maccabees, 1 and 2
MACCABEES, 1 AND 2 Two deuterocanonical books that cover the period of Israel’s history from 167 bc to 100 bc. The books are named after Judas Maccabeus, who initiated the Jewish revolt in 166 bc against Rome. The chief value of these books is that they provide historical accounts of Israel’s struggles
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Maccabees, First Book Of
Maccabees, First Book of, a volume that relates the history of the Maccabean revolt from the accession of Antiochus IV Epiphanes to the Seleucid (Syrian) throne in 175 bce until the death of Simon, one of the leaders of the Jewish resistance and then high priest and ethnarch, in 132 bce. The book was
Maccabees, Second Book Of
Maccabees, Second Book of, an alternative history of the Maccabean revolt, written from a different perspective than 1 Maccabees. Where the latter is concerned to praise Judas, Jonathan, and Simon for their role in the liberation of the Jewish people from Seleucid oppression, 2 Maccabees focuses upon
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Maccabees, First and Second Books Of
Maccabees, First and Second Books ofBooks of the Apocrypha or Deuterocanonicals. Included in most modern translations, they are important for the historical information and theological interpretations they provide about persons and events in Jewish history during the 2nd century b.c.e.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Maccabees, First and Second Books Of
MACCABEES, FIRST AND SECOND BOOKS OF The last of the Historical Books of the Old Testament. They narrate the struggle led by Judas Maccabeus and his brothers against the Seleucid kings in the second century b.c. Although related to some extent because of common subject matter, the two books are independent
Dictionary of New Testament Background
1 Maccabees
1 AND 2 MACCABEESThe books of 1 and 2 Maccabees are two of the most important works relating to Jewish history during the Greek period (see Jewish History: Greek Period). Virtually all that we know about Seleucid rule, the Maccabean revolt and the rise of the Hasmonean kingdom come from them. Their
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Maccabees, the First Book of the
Maccabees, the First Book of TheMaccabees, the First Book of the, a history of the Maccabean revolt from the accession of Antiochus IV Epiphanes to the Seleucid (Syrian) throne in 175 b.c. until the death of Simon, one of the leaders of the Jewish resistance and then high priest and ethnarch, in 132
Maccabees, the Second Book of the
Maccabees, the Second Book of TheMaccabees, the Second Book of the, a second history of the Maccabean revolt, written from a different perspective than 1 Maccabees. Where the latter is concerned to praise Judas, Jonathan, and Simon for their role in the liberation of the Jewish people from Seleucid
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Machabees
Machabees (Books of the).—We possess no continuous history of the events which occurred among the Jews during the four hundred years which elapsed between the death of Nehemias, who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, and the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. All the record we possess regarding that long lapse
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Maccabees, Books of (Writing)
Maccabees, Books of. A series of books relating events that focus on Judas Maccabee and other heroes in the Jewish struggle for religious and political freedom; 1 and 2 Maccabees are included in the Apocrypha, whereas 3 and 4 Maccabees are usually ranked among the Pseudepigrapha. These four books vary
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