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What are the books of 1 and 2 Maccabees?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The books of 1 and 2 Maccabees are early Jewish writings detailing the history of the Jews in the first century BC. Both books are part of the canon of Scripture in the Greek Orthodox, Roman Cathol...

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Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
The First book of Maccabees is a book written in Hebrew by a Jewish author after the restoration of an independent Jewish kingdom, about the latter part of the 2nd century BC. The original Hebrew is lost and the most important surviving version is the Greek translation contained in the Septuagint. 2 Maccabees is a deuterocanonical book which focuses on the Jews' revolt against Antiochus IV Epiphanes and concludes with the defeat of the Syrian general Nicanor in 161 BC by Judas Maccabeus, the hero of the work.

The books of Maccabees are among the books declared Scripture by the The Council of Carthage in AD 397.

These are also among the books that were dropped by the British and Foreign Bible Society from publication in 1826.

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