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2 Maccabees [electronic resource] / Daniel R. Schwartz.

By: Schwartz, Daniel R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Commentaries on early Jewish literature: Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, c2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 617 p.).ISBN: 9783110211207 (electronic bk.); 3110211203 (electronic bk.).Other title: Second Maccabees | Two Maccabees.Subject(s): Bible. Apocrypha. Maccabees, 2nd -- Commentaries | Jerusalem -- History | Criticism, interpretation, etc | RELIGION -- Biblical StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Computer network resources.Additional physical formats: Print version:: 2 Maccabees.DDC classification: 229/.73077 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Frontmatter; Table of Contents; I. Subject, Purpose and Date; II. Sources and Development; III. Historical Worth and Leading Ideas; IV. Between the Bible and Greek Literature; V. Language and Style; VI. Reception and Text; VII. Literature; VIII. Abbreviations and Bibliography; Introductory Letters (1:1-2:18); Author's Preface (2:19-32); Chapter III; Chapter IV; Chapter V; Chapter VI; Chapter VII; Chapter VIII; Chapter IX; Chapter X; Chapter XI; Chapter XII; Chapter XIII; Chapter XIV; Chapter XV; Appendix 1: On the Letters in Chapters 1-2.
Summary: 2 Maccabees is a Jewish work composed during the 2nd century BCE and preserved by the Church. Written in Hellenistic Greek and told from a Jewish-Hellenistic perspective, 2 Maccabees narrates and interprets the ups and downs of events that took place in Jerusalem prior to and during the Maccabean revolt: institutionalized Hellenization and the foundation of Jerusalem as a polis; the persecution of Jews by Antiochus Epiphanes, accompanied by famous martyrdoms; and the rebellion against Seleucid rule by Judas Maccabaeus. 2 Maccabees is an important source both for the events it describes and for.
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Includes an English translation of the text of 2nd Maccabees.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 102-126) and indexes.

Frontmatter; Table of Contents; I. Subject, Purpose and Date; II. Sources and Development; III. Historical Worth and Leading Ideas; IV. Between the Bible and Greek Literature; V. Language and Style; VI. Reception and Text; VII. Literature; VIII. Abbreviations and Bibliography; Introductory Letters (1:1-2:18); Author's Preface (2:19-32); Chapter III; Chapter IV; Chapter V; Chapter VI; Chapter VII; Chapter VIII; Chapter IX; Chapter X; Chapter XI; Chapter XII; Chapter XIII; Chapter XIV; Chapter XV; Appendix 1: On the Letters in Chapters 1-2.

2 Maccabees is a Jewish work composed during the 2nd century BCE and preserved by the Church. Written in Hellenistic Greek and told from a Jewish-Hellenistic perspective, 2 Maccabees narrates and interprets the ups and downs of events that took place in Jerusalem prior to and during the Maccabean revolt: institutionalized Hellenization and the foundation of Jerusalem as a polis; the persecution of Jews by Antiochus Epiphanes, accompanied by famous martyrdoms; and the rebellion against Seleucid rule by Judas Maccabaeus. 2 Maccabees is an important source both for the events it describes and for.

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