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Jewish and Gentile relations
The relationship of the Jewish population to Gentiles and vice versa.
Key passages
1 Mac 2:29–38

Then many who sought to act in righteousness and justice went down into the wilderness to stay there, they and their sons and their wives and their cattle, because evil pressed hard against them. And it was reported to the men of the king and the soldiers who were …

1 Mac 2:67–68

And you will gather among you everyone who observes the law and avenge with vengeance for your people. You are to repay the nations fully and pay attention to commands of the law.”

1 Mac 5:1–8

And it happened when the surrounding nations heard that the altar had been rebuilt and the sanctuary dedicated like the previous one, they were made exceedingly angry. And they decided to remove the descendants of Jacob who were in their midst, and they began executions …

1 Mac 5:21–23

And Simon went to Galilee and engaged in many battles against the nations, and the nations were crushed before his presence. And he pursued them as far as the city of Ptolemais, and they fell from the nations, as many as three thousand men, and he captured their plunder. And he took them from …

1 Mac 10:15–21

And Alexander, the king, heard about the promises, as many as Demetrius sent to Jonathan, and they described in detail to him the battles and the bravery that he and his brothers had performed and the troubles that they had experienced. And he said, “Could we never find such a man! And now …