The Maccabees also spelled Machabees were a group of Jewish rebel warriors who took control of Judea, which at the time. 1 Maccabees is a book written in Hebrew by a Jewish author after the restoration of an The book is held as canonical scripture by the Catholic, Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox churches (except for the Orthodox Tewahedo), but not by. The Books of the Maccabees, Maccabees also spelled Machabees, four books, none of which is in the Hebrew Bible but all of which appear in some.

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Nine years later, 1 August became the feast of Saint Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori and the mention of the Maccabee martyrs was omitted from the General Roman Calendarsince bkble its revision it no longer admitted commemorations.

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The Books of the Maccabees

The people, in turn, must worship the Lord alone and observe exactly the precepts of the law given to them. In doing this he acted very well and honorably, taking account of the resurrection.


Esther 10 1 Maccabees 2. The name Maccabee was a personal epithet of Judah, [4] and the later generations were not his direct descendants.

To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. Gustaf Dalmanmeanwhile, suggests that the title maccqbee a corruption of the Aramaic ” The Book of the House of the Hasmoneans “. Origen of Alexandria [12] gives testimony to the existence of an original Hebrew text.

The author, probably a Palestinian Jew, is unknown.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Mattathias calls upon people loyal to the traditions of Israel to oppose the invaders and the Jewish Hellenizers, and his three sons begin a military campaign against them the Maccabean Revolt. I Maccabees is the only contemporary source for the civil wars in Judaea, and the only surviving one for Judaean-Syrian relations after the reign of Antiochus IV.

The original Hebrew is lost and the most important surviving version is the Greek translation contained in the Septuagint. He then imposes a tax and establishes a fortress in Jerusalem.

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This fort became a great threat to the city. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any amccabee that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.


The beauty of our women faded. When Simon refused to give up the territory he had conquered, Antiochus took them by force. Catholic Online School Free Catholic education for all. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. First Maccabees can be divided as follows: Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Begin reading God’s Word ad-free with instant access bkble your new online study library.

After you log in your content will be available in your library. In general, its chronology coheres with that of I Maccabees. Then he suddenly maccabeee a fierce attack on the city, dealing it a major blow and killing many of the people.

No one challenges the validity of the Apocrypha because the Apocrypha is not a threat to Maccabed.

Services Products and services we offer. The first and second Books of Maccabees, though regarded by Jews and Protestants as apocryphal, i.

The Third Book of the Maccabse. The Maccabees books were preserved only by the Christian church.