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The First and Second Books of the Maccabees

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Part of Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the Apocrypha

  • Date Published: September 1973
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521097499

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  • Mr Bartlett's volume, like the others in the series, contains the text in the New English Bible. After a general introduction to the book as a whole, the text is given in short passages, with a commentary directly following each. These Jewish historical works, the two books of the Maccabees, were written to describe the struggles of the Jews in the second century BC against encroachment of the Greek way of life and against the political domination of the Syrians. The particular purpose of this commentary is to bring out the political and religious motives of the various parties to the struggle.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1973
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521097499
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The world of the Maccabees
    The dating of events in 1 and 2 Maccabees
    The Syrian administration
    Ancient writers who describe this period
    The First Book of the Maccabees
    The original text and its date
    The author's approach to the work
    The historical value of I Maccabees
    The author
    Antiochus and the Jewish revolt
    The war under Judas and Jonathan
    Jonathan rules the nation
    The high-priesthood of Simon
    The Second Book of the Maccabees
    The original text and its date
    The author's approach to the work
    The historical value of 2 Maccabees
    The author.

  • Author

    J. R. Bartlett

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