1-2 Maccabees


Often neglected, the books of the First and Second Maccabees are important for Christians, as in them is told how the Jewish people established the political and religious culture into which Jesus was born. The martyr stories inform the early Christian martyrdoms, and the books are written in Greek, the language in which the Jews of Jesus’ time read the scriptures. More importantly, as Father Harrington notes, without the Maccabees, “the fate of Judaism (and with it Christianity and Islam) was uncertain.”

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SKU (ISBN): 9780814628461
Daniel Harrington
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: 2012
New Collegeville Bible Commentary # 12
Publisher: Liturgical Press

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