Maccabees, The Books of


Maccabees, The Books of
Maccabees, The Books of
The author, date, and contents of 1 and 2 Machabees. A brief look at 3 and 4 Machabees

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.


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  • Maccabees, The Books of the — ▪ biblical literature Introduction Maccabees also spelled  Machabees        four books, none of which is in the Hebrew Bible but all of which appear in some manuscripts of the Septuagint. The first two books only are part of canonical scripture… …   Universalium

  • Maccabees — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Revolt of the Maccabees partof= caption=The Hasmonean Kingdom date=167 BCE 160 BCE place=The Land of Israel casus=Antiochus decrees forbidding Jewish religious practices territory=Jews regained control over the… …   Wikipedia

  • Books of the Maccabees — The Books of the Maccabees are books concerned with the Maccabees, the leaders of the Jewish rebellion against the Seleucid dynasty, or related subjects.The term mostly refers to two deuterocanonical books contained in some canons of the Bible:… …   Wikipedia

  • MACCABEES, FIRST BOOK OF — (I Maccabees), a historical work extant in Greek, covering the period of 40 years from the accession of Antiochus Epiphanes (175 B.C.E.) to the death of Simeon the Hasmonean (135 B.C.E.). Its name in the Septuagint and in the writings of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Books of the Bible — are listed differently in the canons of Jews, and Catholic, Protestant, Greek Orthodox, Slavonic Orthodox, Georgian, Armenian Apostolic, Syriac and Ethiopian Churches, although there is substantial overlap. A table comparing the canons of some of …   Wikipedia

  • MACCABEES, THIRD BOOK OF — (III Maccabees), apocryphal book, included in the septuagint , probably dating from the first century B.C.E. It has nothing to do with the Maccabees, but relates a legend to explain why the Jews in Egypt have a Purim like festival in the summer… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Maccabees (disambiguation) — Maccabees may refer to:*Maccabees, Jewish rebels against Hellenization in the 2nd Century BCE *Books of the Maccabees, deuterocanonical books *Knights of the Maccabees, fraternal organization *The Maccabees, British band * The Makkabees, a band… …   Wikipedia

  • The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden — (A B Book Dist Inc, March 1994, ISBN 1 881316 63 7) is an anthology of ancient, apocryphal writings. The book was originally two books. The Lost Books of the Bible (Testament, 1998, ISBN 0 517 27795 6) was originally published in 1928, and was… …   Wikipedia

  • Books of Chronicles — For other uses, see Chronicles (disambiguation). Paralipomenon redirects here. For other uses, see Paralipomena (disambiguation). Hebrew Bible …   Wikipedia

  • Maccabees — /mak euh beez /, n. 1. (used with a pl. v.) the members of the Hasmonean family of Jewish leaders and rulers comprising the sons of Mattathias and their descendants and reigning in Judea from 167? to 37 B.C., esp. Judas Maccabaeus and his… …   Universalium


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